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  1. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (February 03, 2011, 03:21AM )

    Alright. Breakfast was not included in the bargain room price and on the first day we turned our noses up at the offer of breakfast for €8 as neither of us are keen on the usual cold cheese/meat continental offerings. We much prefer either a cup of coffee and a cigarette followed by a chocolate bar around noon, or an 'English' breakfast of fried eggs, bacon and sausages. On the second day we decided that coffee plus cigarettes was not the ideal fuel for a full day of walking around doing the tourist thing, so we hazarded €8 on the hotel breakfast buffet. Imagine our delight when we discovered that in addition to the expected selection of cheese and cold meat, there were fried eggs, scrambled eggs, bacon and sausages! True, the sausages were funny little things made from named meat rather than proper sausages made with bread, unidentifable organs and mechanically-recovered off-cuts, but they tasted fine. Also the bacon was not proper bacon - it was all thin and like, you know, weird-looking but it tasted really nice. The hotel had unaccountably forgotten to post armed guards* with attack dogs** by the bacon so you could keep going back for more until you looked like Mr. Creosote (tinyurl.com/lbdel4 Will open in
a new tab or window/) so for breakfast I had bacon, eggs, sausages, bacon, eggs and bacon with an extra helping of bacon. Both Chris and I appreciated the use of a porter with a courtesy wheelbarrow to get us from the breakfast room to the foyer. The complimentary lemon-soaked paper napkins to wipe the bacon fat off our faces was a nice touch too. Brekfast at the Alixares! Accept no substitute!! * The hotel probably had posted guards but I expect they were busy tucking into the bacon too. ** See (*)

  2. C Lloyd

    C Lloyd (February 03, 2011, 01:55AM )

    Never mind that - tell them about the buffet breakfast! Yum.