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Vigo, Spain

Making the most of an unexpected stop


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Due to inclement weather in Lisbon, Portugal we were forced to make a detour so our ship took us to Vigo, Spain instead. We will miss not seeing the coach museum and eating the outstanding pastries but such is life when Mother Nature decides to kick up a storm. It was windy and chilly in Vigo. We spent the first part of the morning looking for a place to exchange our US dollars into Euros. First we were sent to the post office which was rather interesting in comparison to ours in the states - no luck there, but the locals were very friendly and suggested we head to the bank. We went to ING bank but they didn't carry any cash, only online transactions. So we gave up. Hopefully credit cards and US dollars will work for now.

We walked past a park with beautiful flowers, interesting lampposts and some very old buildings whose fa├žade was maintained in front of the now new construction behind it.

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We are, after all, on a Food Tour of European Cuisine, so when I found out we would not be going to Lisbon and we would miss our Mystery Food Tour, I searched for possible alternatives in Vigo. We'd already experienced Spanish Tapas so I chose to do a little something different. This time we sought out Casa Marco, an award winning Michelin restaurant. We walked quite a ways to get to the restaurant but enjoyed the sights along the way. And heaven only knows we could use the exercise after everything we've been eating.

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The staff was extremely helpful and we enjoyed the elaborate traditional cuisine of Spain. As an appetizer, we decided on a mushroom dish and scallops. Both were exceptional. In fact, I think these melt-in-your-mouth scallops were the best we've ever had - even beat the ones from the Bay of Fundy.

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For entrees, Eric chose the Branzino and Beka and I had the Veal (we should have shared one!)

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Beka also chose the best dessert - Milk chocolate Brownie with Bulgarian Yogurt... ummm.

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Afterwards we took a shorter route back to the ship, just in time as it started to rain. All in all, we made the best of Vigo with our choices.

Posted by Where2FromHere 02:45 Archived in Spain Tagged marco casa scallops vigo

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