It's Not About the Tapas: A Spanish Adventure on Two Wheels
It's Not About the Tapas A Spanish Adventure on Two Wheels Author:Polly Evans Single, stressed, and living amid the hustle and hurry of modern Hong Kong, Polly Evans had a vision: of mountains and orange groves, matadors and promenades–and of a glorious, hassle-free journey across Spain by bicycle. But like any decent dream, Polly’s came with its own reality: of thighs screaming with pain and goats trying to ... more »derail her, of strange local delicacies and overzealous suitors. In fact, like any great traveler, Polly had bitten off more than she could chew–and would delight in every last taste of it.
Exploring the country that gave the world flamenco, chocolate, sherry, Franco, and Picasso, Polly takes us from the towering Pyrenees to the vineyards of Jerez de la Frontera, spinning tales of conquistadors and kings, vibrant history and mouthwatering cuisine. In the end, this hilarious, irreverent, always engaging memoir of a journey on two wheels unveils a lot about one modern woman, even more about an utterly fascinating nation, and countless reasons why it’s better when you do it on a bike.« less
This was mildly amusing. However, I found her general attitude toward things Spanish to be less than positive. I don't think the woman ever had a tapa during her whole time in Spain that she actually enjoyed! How can this be? She really seemed to be cynical about most of her encounters too. Finally, this was a true story, but being a bicycle rider, I don't know how you'd go from not owning a bike to biking in the mountains without anything more than being tired at the end of the day. It would probably have killed me!!