So glad to be back in the land of the gourmets

Due to a family emergency we’ve been out of the country for about a month, traveling in both Spain (Eivissa, or Ibiza) and Iceland (Reykjavik and vicinity). It’s been interesting, doing an adult trip with adult issues as well as a kid trip with something worthwhile for the wee ones daily. (Here are mine at Parliament Fields, Thingvallir, Iceland).

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I’d hoped to be posting from overseas, but ‘net access was spotty without some serious work. Now that we’re back in our fair city I want to express my deep pleasure at living in a place which is (1) reasonably warm, (2) offers a staggering choice of well-prepared cuisines, and (3) at an often reasonable price.

More than once, whilst eating either over-priced or poorly-prepared fare, I said to my wife “we eat like kings in San Francisco”. Sometimes it just takes going away to really notice what’s here. Ohhhh, I’m glad to be back.

2 Comments so far

  1. k (unregistered) on October 20th, 2005 @ 10:35 am

    Er….? You were in SPAIN and were felt a lack for a great meal? Interesting.


  2. mickey (unregistered) on October 20th, 2005 @ 10:53 am

    Well, actually, as I mentioned above, I was on the island of Ibiza (Eivissa). The range of cuisine is somewhat limited, although you can get really great paella and a million variations on alioli.

    Even “on the peninsula”, as they say, I found the restaurants somewhat lacking in verve. Yes, Spain has had a recent renaissance (or, perhaps a bit of trendiness, what with Ferr



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