Pulpo á feira

Galicia has a coastline of close to 1,500 km. So it’s only natural that pescado (fish) and marisco (shellfish) are the stars of Galician cuisine. From mejillones (mussels) and merluza (hake) to chipirones (baby squid) or the expensive percebes (goose barnacles), there is a wide variety of sea produce to choose from. But if I … More Pulpo á feira

Tengo alergia a…

The Camino de Santiago is for many a life-changing experience that takes you out of your comfort zone: you are in a foreign land where they speak a different language… and they eat differently too!   It can be a wonderful opportunity to try new foods and discover new flavours that you may later try … More Tengo alergia a…

El Camino del Norte

Next on my series about the different Caminos is the Camino del Norte, the second longest route after Vía de la Plata. It covers a distance of over 800km from Irún in the País Vasco (Basque Country) to Santiago de Compostela. Last week I wrote about the Variante Espiritual of the Camino Portugués, which was … More El Camino del Norte

Variante Espiritual

When I wrote about the Camino Portugués a couple of weeks ago, I mentioned the Variante Espiritual. This route variation starts from Pontevedra and takes you to Padrón,  where it joins the traditional Portuguese route. The Variante Espiritual is a very recent route. It was created around 5 or 6 years ago, connecting places that were … More Variante Espiritual

La Semana Santa

La Semana Santa (Easter) is one of the main religious celebrations in Spain. Unlike la Navidad (or other holidays, religious or not), it doesn’t have fixed dates. Instead, Easter is celebrated on the Sunday after the first full moon of spring (between 22 de marzo (March 22) and 25 de abril (April 25)). Each Spanish region, … More La Semana Santa