In those times when I used to live more on the social media (now I don’t, and phew, what a relief :)) – I liked to post photos from my trips, even if they were the old ones. Especially on the dark autumn and winter days when I couldn’t find any inspiration in Oslo – I would go for my old pics. And the people who met me seldom would say: “You travel so much. Always photos from the trips”. But these are the old ones, people (and I wouldn’t usually hide that fact).
Today I want to share the photos from our last year’s trip to Catalonia. When we visited a small town of Besalú, hidden between hills and mountains. So that someone can say – on meeting me randomly – “But gosh, you travel so much!” 🙂
That October was a special one for Catalonia as it launched its referendum, with vote for the region’s independence. This is why you’d see a lot of posters saying “Si” (that is “Yes”), hanging from the windows and balconies. So, in the last days of this October I wanted to recollect the bright light of the last October. Saying “si” to it, in my own way 🙂
Besalu is a sweet medieval town, tranquil and authentic. With some influence of tourism but not so much. It has this great bridge and the town walls which make it into a great sight from the river banks. Some old streets, a church and a cathedral. I would not tell you its story as I didn’t learn about it – and I don’t like citing Wikipedia on my blog (I guess, everyone knows where he can read more if he would wish :))
What I can tell you, that Wikipedia doesn’t probably mention, is that the food there was so good! In huge Barcelona the quality can vary, and there are many enough tourist traps there. But in the small hidden towns the food is usually good. Blame it on the loyal customers who crave quality, or closeness to France – but for the total of 13-14 euros we had a menu, full of good taste and delicate serving. I would come back again just for that memorable meal! 🙂
More I would not tell. Make up your own mind, walking these medieval streets. Let me know if something catches your eye. Say yes 🙂
And may you walk in beauty!
(click on any photo to see it full size in the gallery)