Monday, August 8, 2011

Eurotrip2011: Day 37

Granada - Rafelguaraf

Sick of hotel-style buffet breakfasts, the morning of "Day 37" started out with a local morning meal surrounded by chatty Spanish workers who were fuelling up for the day ahead. Although simple, my tomato purée on toasted bread, with coffee and a freshly squeezed orange juice was magnificent!

Replete, we set off in the direction of Valencia for a more regional Spanish experience, stopping for lunch en route. We arrived in Rafelguaraf (a town of only 2,500 about an hour from Valencia) and checked into our B&B - Casa Sibarita, where we were warmly greeted by its British owners. A walk around town followed. Despite having no Spanish language, my beloved managed to tee up a hair cut, which, according to him, was two days overdue (he was quite keen to have a "Barber of Seville" moment in Seville!).

Our relaxing afternoon was followed by a truly outstanding meal at the B&B, washed down by a couple of bottles of sensational local wine and their homemade limoncello. Sadly, I don't have any photographic evidence of the evening (potentially a good thing given the volume of wine I consumed!), but I cannot endorse our B&B and its owners more highly. The warmth and hospitality extended to us was truly five star and I would be keen to return for a longer retreat (and, let's be honest, a bit of a frolic among the citrus trees!) in the future.

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