My intention today was to wake up early, have a swim, do some much-needed skincare, finish up the blogging from the last couple of days, then leave around noon for Jacqueline and Xenia’s new place a couple of hours south. This didn’t happen as planned.
First off, I had planned on taking a taxi home from the music to save time, but ended up taking the night bus. As I certainly know, night buses always take longer than any other time/transportation, and I was already nowhere near my hotel. So I didn’t get home until nearly 03:00 (again). I set the alarm.
I woke up at 11:00 and barely had enough time to have some coffee and leftover cookies and pack my explosion of stuff up before noon check-out. Instead of the nice route I had planned, I took the tollway (which honestly was still nice). Of course, off the tollway became even nicer.
I arrived in the village of Rasquera just as my awesome hostesses were returning from a grocery shopping trip with their new dog Chica. We drank cava and ate olives while Xenia cooked a delicious gnocchi with mushrooms and chorizo and Jacqueline made a delicious salad. There was also bread and pork chops. Altogether yummy and filling. We took a siesta!
After a rest, they took me up to see their property in the hills, where they are planning a wonderful resort/retreat. I won’t go into details, but wow. I am super impressed and very very jealous. It’s really perfect. I can’t wait to come back and see progress or the finished result!
There were also beautiful views all around.
After all that, there was still more to see. Because they had unexpectedly adopted Chica, a rescue dog they found, they needed to rent a new apartment immediately, so they had a meeting with their new landlords at a cafe in the next village. This other village is one of those ones built into rocks, so their place is amazing. Here are the only photos I took of it (at 01:00, seriously), one of the 3 bedrooms:
When we got back to their place, I was dead on my feet. I took a shower and went right to sleep.