Friday September 23, 2005
Last night we watched the procession through the old town, medieval knights, people with crazy giant heads and musketeers firing guns. There was a really great atmosphere.
We discovered over supper in the hotel courtyard that we are not alone, we’ve got cockroaches! a couple popped out to greet us – I tried to squash them, but they were too quick for me.
During the festival we witnessed some amazing human towers… what a spectacle. Some were five or six people high with a child at the top – impressively dangerous. Building these human pyramids has become something of a Catalonian sport. Castellers have been building human pyramids here for hundreds of years.
I had my first paella of the tour for lunch, very nice, but I’m not sure it was traditional Spanish fare – the restaurant was run by Koreans.