I have many photos to share now that we are back from our European trip. The weather was perfect, summer-like each day – not one drop of rain!
Gibraltar, UK was our first port of call. We have been here before and this time decided to “not” take a shore excursion, but rather wander around town, investigating new sites, taking in the shops, sights and “smells” of possible new pastry ideas.
We did manage to find a nice outdoor cafe, offering a fairly nice cappuccino with a caramel flan for a dessert. Although it was not a typical “round” and soft caramel flan (USA version), we didn’t have trouble gobbling it down:)
Just prior to visiting the cafe, we did come across a confections shop offering some chocolates and pastries – a fairly impressive dessert case for where we were (this is not Paris folks!). We made it our goal to take photos of “all” the pastry shops we came across – to later compare. This is the first of many….
By the way, did you know that Gibraltar, although a part of the UK, has its own currency? They do, however, accept the British “pound” and “pence”. We found this out at Heathrow Airport (London) when we tried to use it to pay for “one last pastry and cappuccino” before boarding our flight home. Needless to say, it was not accepted. So, we once again have brought home “change”……I guess a “sign” of our need to return to Europe in the future…
Please check back soon, as I will be more diligent about my “postings”.