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

Exploring Galicia between Guarda and Baiona

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Guarda Guarda stretches down the hillsides to its harbour on the Atlantic sea. We only stopped for a brief look, coffee, and a chat with the bartender, but I would like to return. The town has a long history, with invasions … Continued

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