Europe, Galicia, Portugal, Spain

From Porto to Vigo

December 7 After a two days of exploring in Porto and a full day in Braga and Guimarães, I slept in on my last day here and requested a late check-out. I also had homework to do for my last graduate class of the program I'm in, so I needed a few hours to get… Continue reading From Porto to Vigo

Europe, Galicia, Spain

Galicia Road Trip: Day 3

May 17, 2021 Ferrol Ferrol is a city in the province of A Coruña in the north of Galicia. It's one of the larger cities in Galicia with a population of around 65,000. It is a port city with a naval shipbuilding center and Spanish Navy's Maritime Department. Being a ways from Pontevedra, this is… Continue reading Galicia Road Trip: Day 3

Europe, Spain

Weekend in La Coruña: Day 3

March 12-14, 2021 I checked out of my hostal around noon and walked along Avenida de la Marina to visit the San Anton Castle Archaeological and History Museum (Castelo de San Antón Museo Arqueolóxico e Histórico). The ground floor has a variety of archaelogical artifacts, the second floor terrace overlooks the city, and there are… Continue reading Weekend in La Coruña: Day 3

Europe, Spain

Weekend in La Coruña: Day 2

March 12-14, 2021 After sleeping in a bit, my first stop of the day was one of La Coruña's most famous sites: the Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hércules). This is the oldest known lighthouse still in existence. It was built sometime in the first or second centuries AD and overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. The… Continue reading Weekend in La Coruña: Day 2

Europe, Spain

Spain: Week 3-4 Recap

Fiesta Nacional de España Monday, October 12, is an annual holiday in all of Spain referred to as Fiesta Nacional de España. It commemorates the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the Americas. Back in the United States, Columbus Day is being phased out and replaced with Indigenous Peoples Day in many cities and states. Here… Continue reading Spain: Week 3-4 Recap