Category Archives: By Country – Spain

Out of Iberia (part 2)

After Marvaõ, we were really intending to have a bit of a tonk across Spain – still with a feeling of slight disappointment after our time in Galicia. The plan was to stop in at Salamanca and Segovia, but otherwise … Continue reading

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Curro

Wild horses dragged us out of bed early on a Sunday morning in Baiona after all. We’d heard about curros – local round ups of wild horses with associated partying – in certain areas of Galicia in May and June … Continue reading

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And breathe…

After the disappointments of the North, and the excesses of Santiago, we promised ourselves a few days relaxing on the coast, doing not very much. We’d found a likely-looking site in the camping guide, near Pontevedra, heading towards the Portuguese … Continue reading

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St James of the Field of Stars

Even if you don’t quite swallow the myths about how Santiago de Compostela was founded, with the body of the Apostle being taken by boat to Galicia in a “miraculous” seven days after his beheading in the Holy Land, then … Continue reading

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There (was) gold in them there hills

West of Astorga, near Ponferrada, there’s the remains of Roman mining activity – for gold. North-West Spain was one of their main sources, so they weren’t afraid to throw some engineering and muscle power at the excavations. It’s difficult to … Continue reading

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León to Astorga and the Camino

Gentle bimbling from the Picos via some of the Cordella Cantabrica mountains and flooded valleys brought us to the road to León, and in to the city for late afternoon. After finding the dedicated overnight campervan parking area (a corner … Continue reading

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Picos de Europa

The Picos aren’t big – the whole national park is only about 40km by 40km, and they aren’t exactly stand-alone, running almost seamlessly into the Cordilla Cantabrica range on one side and the Basque mountains heading towards the Pyrenees on … Continue reading

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