It's Not About the Tapas: A Spanish Adventure on Two Wheels
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.
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IT'S NOT ABOUT THE TAPAS: Around Spain on Two WheelsUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
In a highly likable debut, former British journalist Evans tours Spain on her bicycle.It's a very straightforward affair: the author pedals her way through the Pyrenees, then hops a plane south to ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - lizhawk - LibraryThing
To get away from a hectic life and job in Hong Kong, Polly Evans decides to bicycle 1000 miles in Spain. As she speaks Spanish rather well after a student sojourn some years previous, she manages ... Read full review