Quite surprised! From Zaragoza to the northern Basque region, fruits and vegetables were really limited.
However, the paella (saffron rice with fresh mussels,crab, and chicken) from Madrid and Pintxos (Basque appetizers) from San Sebastian magnificent coastal resort made up for the lack of produce. Understandably, the land is so dry and arid. Infact, our US Marines are flown into Zaragoza’s mountainous region for training since it resembles Afghanistan’s terrain.
Although I wasn’t ready to leave, biting into my first apple in 8 days was heavenly! Now it’s back to work!