Cerveceria Rua Bella, Santiago (2014)

As long as we’re on the subject of food in Santiago de Compostela, let’s stop in to Cerveceria Rua Bella.

Cerveceria Rua Bella in Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

Cerveceria Rua Bella in Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

You can sit outside in the front or back, as well as inside:

The bar at Cerveceria Rua Bella, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

The bar at Cerveceria Rua Bella, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

They serve all your favorite dishes here including this ensalada italiana as they call it:

Ensalada italiana at Cerveceria Rua Bella, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

Ensalada italiana at Cerveceria Rua Bella, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

That salad was big enough to share and share we did. And if you like chipirones, check this plate out:

Chipirones, beer, and salad at Cerveceria Rua Bella, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

Chipirones, beer, and salad at Cerveceria Rua Bella, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

There was also a nice dish of sausages cooked in wine that you see next:

Sausages cooked in wine at Cerveceria Rua Bella, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

Sausages cooked in wine at Cerveceria Rua Bella, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

Of course, we must have the local desert, Santiago cake with an ice-cold Coca-Cola.

Desert at Cerveceria Rua Bella, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

Desert at Cerveceria Rua Bella, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

What a great meal, served by friendly people, and enjoyed to the max. Another example of Spanish local flavor that you can enjoy in this famous city. Try as many as you can.

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36,000 feet +/-

Commercial air travel takes you high above the surface. On a recent flight, are cruising altitude was 36,000 feet, give or take. At any rate, in the comfort of the cabin, I enjoyed an ice-cold Coca-Cola as you see here.

Enjoying Coca-Cola at 36,000 feet.

Enjoying Coca-Cola at 36,000 feet.

I have the protective cover on my phone coordinated with my choice of beverages. This was another great flight aboard American Airlines, with friendly cabin staff. No matter what you’re flying, ALWAYS do your checklist and follow crew instructions.

Sunday BBQ, Aruba (Dec 2013)

Sunday BBQ is a regular feature on the island of Aruba. Many places are open for BBQ ONLY on Sundays. One of my favorites is the Great Rich, which has changed its name to Lucky Lady or something. Anyway, it’s on the main road through Paradera. The food is cooked over open coals in by a couple of guys outside. You go inside the bar, pay (currently 15 florins) then come out with your ticket, which is given to the servers. They’ll load up a styrofoam container with about 1/4 chicken, ribs, coleslaw, fried rice, corn on the cob and you’re on the way. Here’s a look:

Sunday BBQ in Aruba.

Sunday BBQ in Aruba.

That is a wicked lot of food. Ice-cold Coca-Cola helps fill the gaps. Enjoy and be prepared to nap.

Aruba Signage is Fantastic

All around the island of Aruba, you’ll find great signage, some of it hand-painted. The names of the stores, bars, restaurants, and various other businesses will amaze and intrigue you. Take a look at this one:

The NEW BIG NEW MINI market. Huh?

The NEW BIG NEW MINI market. Huh?

That’s right! This place is the NEW – BIG  – NEW, mini market. Has to be a winner because they have that giant Coca-Cola bottle on the left. Anyway, if you’re on the island, go for a ride and see the sights, including the local signs. Lots of laughs.