We have been relaxing in Spain for nearly a week and finally decided it is about time we left the beach and explored a bit of the area surrounding Palamós.
We grabbed our map containing circles around many interesting nearby sites (thanks Sandra). There are stunning beaches, amazing dive and snorkel destinations, medieval towns, ruins, an Old Jewish Quarter and a town known for it’s ceramics. All sounds really interesting to us, except the ceramics town.
We were pretty confident about remembering what we would see at each location until we got to our car. So we randomly selected a circled town that looked about 30 minutes away. It wasn’t until we pulled into La Bisbal d’Emporda that we realized this was the ceramics town.
We thought about going somewhere else, but decided to stay and see what else was here.
Turned out to be a good choice. It was Bisbal’s big market day and everything here seemed even less expensive than Palamós, which is already much less expensive than back in New Zealand.
I am fairly sure that by this point in our travels we have each doubled our travel wardrobes, except for poor hubby who has only purchased one new shirt.
Oh wait, I remember he bought a pair of jeans in Malaysia and a cap in Stratford-On-Avon.
Oh yes, he did get a Guinness shirt in Dublin.
I almost forgot his brand new sandals.
And there were some socks he picked up in Oman.
And a belt in China.
Oh, and I just remembered his new shorts, too. Never mind, hubby is doing fine.
Bisbal’s market is located in the old town, along with the castle. It wasn’t very big and the tower was closed, but it was cool, making it a refreshing break as well as an interesting stop.
Gotta love the narrow streets which reminded me a bit of Palamós.
And there is always a bell tower.
Some of my favorite shots of the day:
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