Scenes to Remember
Food and travel adventures during 2011 were astounding. I couldn’t resist snapping a picture of this delivery scooter, complete with an insultated unit for pig parts.
Then there was waking up to a memorable sunrise on the Mediterranean.
People talk about sunsets mostly and while I relish a good one, there’s just something about the wee hours of the morning. I thank my dad for being a morning person.
But I rallied for this one and adapted to Spanish timing for a late night snack at a tapas bar. One of those family run, small places off on a side street, I ended up chatting with the proprietor in my broken Spanish into the wee hours of the morning. He brought this out for an early breakfast.
A 16th-century Moorish floor mosaic at the Museo de Santa Cruz in Toledo, Spain was breathtaking. About 10 feet in diameter, each piece was meticulously laid. A close up look was both extraordinary and humbling.
This tapa, poached egg on toast with truffle paste and chives was enjoyed with a glass of cava at Juana la Loca in the La Latina area of Madrid. Result- major food moment with several ummms. I recommend it for anyone wanting innovative tapas with an international flair. They have a good selection of wines by the glass too.
Sardines, need I say more?! Wish I could have brought this home.
Look forward to, and wishing everyone an action packed and adventurous 2012. Oh, and remember, don’t mess with the Italian police!