The accidental liguist

(Roses, Spain)

Buenas dias, amigos!

Missing Spanish cuisine so much and this menu of 16euros excl. wine made us want to stay in Spain for good! It’s been very confusing with the many languages though. A month ago we’re struggling with Hungarian, then we switched to Italian, then French and now Spanish. Thank goodness I can still speak in English … here on Facebook and with H and Charlie of course!


The way the Spanish prepare their olive apero is still the best!


Calamares fritos, so tender and juicy. .



Grilled cod. This is really delicious, I haven’t had anything tastes like it!


Crème caramel a la Catalunya. This is probably where our leche flan took its roots but ours is much much better.

Full moon as seen from the campsite

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I went out this morning to go to the campsite’s dishwashing area when I saw something like a spotlight. What is that, I wondered. It couldn’t be the moon as it’s already 7:30am and besides, it’s a bit low in the sky. Oh well, I went on with my washing but the presence of this ‘spotlight’ kept bothering me. What date is it today, the 13th…yes, it could well be the full moon. I quickly went back to the campervan, turned on the internet and googled ‘full moon January 2017″ and it gave the answer ‘ 12 Jan 2017! Holy cow! How could
have i missed it last night (supposedly the time it is lowest in the horizon). I immediately searched for my tripod wasting a total 30 minutes and in the meantime, lady moon is quickly disappearing from the sky.

Thank goodness it waited for me and despite the howling wind that kept shaking my tripod I got this shot, bit blurry but I got the thrill of the moment ???

Argeles sur mer


The beach where Charlie goes galloping like a horse and the three of us soaking in sunshine and frolicking in the sand, daily, all to ourselves. We are in one of the most beautiful beaches in the #Mediterranean, almost haunted in the Winter but the town’s 9000 population is multiplied by 10 in the Summer. The Pyrénées mountains in the background is the natural boundary between Spain and France and though it exudes a perfect postcard beauty, it played silent witness to the horrors of the Spanish Civil War when, nearly eighty years ago, half a million refugees fleeing Franco’s Fascist regime crossed these mountains in the middle of a harsh Winter in search of freedom and refuge….


The snowcapped Pyrénées mountain range forms a lovely backdrop to our campsite in Argeles sur Mer, France.


Enjoying an espresso in the terrace at Argeles sur Mer at Wintertime

formerly 'A Pinay in Europe'

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