Travel in Spain, Day 6, Santiago de Compostelo, Hostal de los Reyes Catolicos

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Travel in Spain, Day 6, and we set off from Cambados on a cool and overcast day, and as we drove north the sky got darker and darker, and then the rain started. I am a competent map-reader, but the Spanish road … Continued

Travel in Spain, Cambados at night

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The last night in Cambados was fine and we enjoyed the most delicious mussels and chiperones ever at O Arco, surrounding by passionate football supporters. Wonderful! And then a last look at Fefinañs Square.

Travel in Spain, All Saints Day in Cambados

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The last day in Cambados was also All Saints Day. We had noticed a flower stall in the town the night before and wondered if it might be connected to the Festival of All Saints, but I was quite unprepared for the sights … Continued

Travel in Spain, Cambados and its Fishing Village

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The last day in Cambados began slowly with another lovely breakfast, consisting mainly of fruit, and then we set off to explore San Tomé and Cambados itself. To my delight there was a market in full swing, just down the road from the Parador!

Travel in Spain, Fefinans Square, Cambados

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Cambados has been inhabited for a long time. The Celts settled in the area now called Galicia in the first millennium BC, and their artifacts have been found in the hills surrounding Cambados. Apparently the Phoenicians also settled in around the … Continued

Travel in Spain, Day 4, Castro de Barona

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We left Ribeira to drive along the Ria de Noia. The weather was deteriorating and visibility was restricted – not quite what I had in mind – and then we saw a signpost for Castro de Baroña and stopped to look. … Continued

Travel in Spain, Walking around Baiona

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In the evenings and early mornings I explored with the Canon 600D DSLR camera (with which I have just completed the first six weeks of a course) around the Parador Conde de Gondomar (what a wonderful name) and Monte Boi.  … Continued

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