Our last dinner in Spain was in the hotel’s restaurant Starters: spare rib, chorizo, ham and potato soup Mains: breaded and fried turkey stuffed with ham and cheese with chips Dessert: blueberry cheesecake with a white sauce and possibly almond bits. The tour guide also cut up a pandoro dusted with sugar for everyone to share. [gallery order="DESC" link="file" columns="2" ids="2477,2476,2474,2475"]...

Our lunch stop was in Burgos. The main attraction there was the cathedral, but it was closed seeing as it’s Christmas. We were able to go into the foyer and join the mass if we wanted to. It’s quite a pretty town – or at least the centre is. There were many white stone roads. We had lunch at a café/restaurant and ordered mixed paella, tortilla and a salmon/gherkin/asparagus/cream cheese/runny fried egg toasted sandwich. The tortilla was the best I’ve had so far because it actually tasted like...

At 6:20pm the tour group set out for Plaza Major to go for our Christmas Eve dinner. This was an extra dinner Globus included for us because the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao will be closed tomorrow so we won’t be able to go in. It doesn’t feel like Christmas Eve. We had dinner at a restaurant in Plaza Major. Appetisers: zucchini rolled around salmon topped with a light cream cheese with black caviar; entrée: slices of duck with a sweet sauce and flavoured rice Mains: Cochinillo (suckling pig) or grilled...

We headed out for dinner at 6pm but not everything was open, since it was still considered early. We picked a restaurant near the main square called Casa del Polto (something to do with octopuses). We tried cuttlefish with garlic sauce, a small piece of potato tortilla (better than yesterday’s, €3.10), paella (still without the crunchy bit at the bottom, but still tasted good, €11), boiled pork knuckle with some sort of leafy veggie topped with paprika (€14), Galician soup with beans (a bit salty, mum and A2...

At 6:30pm, those going for the Spanish buffet and Flamenco excursion began the walk to the hall. The place was called Conduras. At the hotel on the reception desk, the buffet + flamenco was €68. We paid €70, but we got reserved seating at the front. Some of the food included: vegetarian tortilla (brussel sprouts and carrot), potato tortilla (didn’t taste like much), big pieces of fish and mussels in a tomato sauce, mushrooms with herbs, boiled veggies, stewed veal, rabbit in tomato based sauce, squid, mussels, big...