In Spain

hey, i´m in spain.

gijon is full of stylish people (and many, many boutiques at which to acquire stylish apparel), sidrerias (bars specializing in the locally-made cider — no, we haven´t tried it yet) and seafood restaurants. we eventually found a comic shop. it was not the place that had a sign that read “COMIX”, however. that was yet another boutique.

it´s a bit after midnight. lots of people out on the streets, strolling the waterfront, walking their dogs, smoking. so far, the only music we´ve heard is american classic rock. it was deeply odd to drink cafe con leche and hear “saturday night´s all right for fighting.”

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  • kenllama
    October 9, 2005 at 8:59 am

    cool! say hello to spain for me, and have some calamari and paella and churros con chocolate for me. but not all in the same meal…

    is gijon up in basque country? i’ve never been there, but i’ve always wanted to go. (what are you doing there, btw?)

  • capn_jil
    October 9, 2005 at 9:36 am

    spain sounds fucking radical.

  • halfalive
    October 9, 2005 at 12:45 pm

    yeah the music’s kinda wierd. actually the first time i heard “just for you” by lionel richie i was sitting outside a dress shop in figueres. fun stuff though. :) sam

  • arasay
    October 9, 2005 at 6:34 pm

    I’m glad you’re in spain, and I’m sorry I’m not.

  • desayunoencama
    October 10, 2005 at 8:57 am

    The arabic place that’s on the street that runs along the San Lorenzo beach is actually quite good. ( I think the street is named Ezcurdia at that point, or it may have already chnged to Avenida Rufo Garcia Rendueles, not sure). Sara (the illustrator of my kidzbooks) had a seafood tajin, something she’d never found anywhere else; I forget what veggie thing I ate, but it was quite good.

    Also, there’s some really good local cheeses and breads at the little greenmarket in the Plaza Mayor… (If you look at the map of Gijon, it’s just where the “neck” of the penninsula would be.)

    The people at the Barjola Museum (Trinidad number 17) were really nice. They also publish these lovely catalogues of their exhibits and they let us each take a handful of them, for free. I liked the space, although some of the art was not to my taste–up on the top floor of the gallery was some stuff I liked better. And the temporary exhibition is hit-or-miss. But worth a visit.