Our welcoming committee to A Coruña consisted of beautiful squares, a warm sea breeze and a smiling Friday afternoon lunch crowd. We felt at home as soon as we got out of the bus station. This Galician city has a very Spanish flavour to it, mixed in with the local tastes. Famous for the pulpo … Continue reading
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The End of the Earth
Fisterra as it is called in the local language (Finisterre in Spanish), translates directly as the End of the Earth. It is found on the Costa da Morte – the Coast of Death. Doesn’t really sound like a very promising tourist destination, huh? Fortunately for us that meant that one of the most beautiful ocean … Continue reading
The Final Stretch – Sarria to Santiago
Galicia reminded me a lot of New Zealand, apart from the slate and stone houses of course. It was so green (Galicia is well known in Spain for it’s rain which we were fortunate enough to avoid), there were lots of ferns in the bush and it was never ever flat, we had ventured far … Continue reading
Rain and Snow. Then the Sun Came Out and We Climbed a Really Tall Hill.
Leaving León meant arriving at the end of the plains. And what better way for them to see us off than with more rain! Our first day walking we saw extraordinary black clouds building on the horizon, advancing closer and closer towards us. We made it to our hostel with 5 minutes to spare before … Continue reading