It's Not About the Tapas: A Spanish Adventure on Two Wheels (Google eBook)
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 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.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: It's Not about the Tapas: A Spanish Adventure on Two WheelsUser Review - Megan Suckut - Goodreads
I really liked it in the beginning but soon started to feel bad about the jokes made toward the rural Spaniards in the latter half. The bicycle stuff was really fun to read, as were the food ... Read full review
Review: It's Not about the Tapas: A Spanish Adventure on Two WheelsUser Review - Stacey Neve - Goodreads
I am likely moving to Spain in a few months and I have been looking for some good travel books about Spain to read before I leave. This sort of fit the bill. I do think Polly Evans captures a sense of ... Read full review