• Europe,  Spain

    Bonfires, spells and traditions in Spain

    We are running late! As usual.. After washing off the salt from a day at the beach, me and Nuria leave the house in a hurry to meet other friends. In the air there is a smell of bonfires, it reminds me so much of the winters in my childhood at my grandparents village. Tonight, families and friends gather together to celebrate the Saint John’s night around a bonfire. We head to the beach, Cangas, north of Vigo in Galicia. It’s nearly midnight and we arrived! The scenery we see is heartwarming… The beach has a bonfire every few meters, some wilder than others. Around the fire friends happily gather chatting, singing, drinking,…

  • Europe,  Spain

    Tapas in Santiago de Compostela

    10 am, just arrived in Santiago de Compostela, the capital of Galicia, in the north of Spain!  After completing 101 rounds to the big University Campus (no, I’m not exaggerating!) we found a place to park the car. I have been looking forward to this trip, the start of the summer (London’s sun hasn’t been very generous lately). It’s such a beautiful day! The sun is shining… owh but it is still cold! Jackets will have to stay on!