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Latest entries about Galicia

Friday Feature Photo: The Secret Waterways of Galicia

written by Gabriella Opaz | 12th February 2016

Photographer: José Antonio Cartelle Capture Date: April 2, 2014 Location: Neda, Galicia, Spain About: Galicia is known as the land of the thousand rivers, many of which flow down from the mountain ranges of Os Ancares, O Courel and Pena Trevinca. As for the River Miño, it crosses Galicia from the northeast to the southwest placidly flowing down to the Portuguese border. If you’re...

Flirting with Fire: Inside the Fire Festivals of Spain

written by Sam Zucker | 8th September 2015

There is a saying in the Catalan language: sense foc no hi ha festa (without fire, there is no festival), and they aren’t exaggerating. Indeed, the region’s pyromaniacal bent may be the most evolved and embraced in the nation, yet flames, explosions, devils, and beasts play a role in many vaguely Christian celebrations all throughout Spain. Not surprisingly, the Spanish...
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Gerês National Park Hiking Tour

On this full-day tour, you’ll not only explore the waterfalls, cliffs and rivers that make Gerês Natural Park exceptional, but you’ll...

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Azores: 5 Day Nature Tour of São Miguel

The Azores is a lush, green archipelago of nine very distinct islands that was discovered and settled by the Portuguese in...

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A Foodie’s Guide to Learning Spanish in Spain

written by Melissa Leighty | 25th August 2015

Spanish may not be the language of love, but investing the time to pick it up is certainly a labor of love. It is a commitment to learning both the language and the culture where it’s spoken, and while it’s not always easy, it’s nevertheless one of the most rewarding experiences I know. In my opinion, there’s no better...

Friday Feature Photo: The Witches Brew of Spain

written by Gabriella Opaz | 19th June 2015

Photographer: Dani Vázquez Capture Date: July 5, 2013 Location: Galicia, Spain About: The Queimada is a traditional ritual, practiced by the people of Galicia, located in the upper northwest corner of Spain, propped comfortably over Portugal, to cast out demons and bad spirits through an incantation and a witches brew made of Orujo. The origins of the ritual are still unknown, though competing theories...

Galician Grapes: Love at First Sip

written by Guest Blogger | 30th June 2014

I met my very first Galician grape 13 years ago in Mallorca. Having a reputation for all night parties filled with ample liquor, I’d gone with bad grace and low expectations. I should have known better… Mallorca is beautiful in early February with almond blossoms bursting forth – its blissful, heady perfume everywhere. More unexpected delight lay in its sophistication of its...

Friday Feature Photo: Percebes from Valencia, Spain

written by Gabriella Opaz | 4th April 2014

Photographer: Olga Barmina Capture Date: February 2008 Location: Valencia, Spain About: In Portugal and Spain, Goose Barnacles are a widely consumed delicacy called percebes. Percebes are harvested off the northern coast of Spain, typically in Galicia. Desktop Wallpaper: To download this image, simply right-click on the image and select “save link as” or “save target as”, then select the preferred location on your computer...
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