Travel Blogs from Sanxenxo
Im in Portugal at last. Drove across what looked like a bridge that had been bombed recently and was now slowly being restored. This was the border crossing from Spain into Portugal. The first stop across the border was Valenca, a large fortified town atop of a ...
... back and look at the memorials showing where the Pinta, the third of Columbus' ships landed back. There is a statue of a man leading a horse in very odd pose but we have no idea what this commemorates! We are driven back the scenic route along the coast and pass some lovely houses and beaches and a very lovely five star hotel before being dropped back in Vigo.
We make use of the free wifi in the cruise terminal and ...
... no barriers or handrails to stop the foolish from falling over.Hurrah! Long live the Spanish.
It may, however, be prudent to buy shares in yellow paint as I guess they will be overtaken by the same extreme nanny state as the rest of us ere long.
Wandering round Vigo, we headed towards the old quarter, having first found the Merman, who is central and like their emblem.
The little alleyways with the cobbles are very pretty ...
... laid aside for further investigation, so I joined the queue, where everyone was furiously trying to re-pack their luggage, having had it rifled.
"Never goes back as easily, does it?" I said to a poor girl who was trying to stuff all her personal effects back into her bag in full view of everyone.
Mine was duly passed as fit and we were allowed through.
Just time for a coffee, some catch up phone calls and to write a sniffy letter to ...
... states" through this door came the pilgrims from Portugal on their way to Santiago". I'd met a few pilgrims walking the Portuguese way from Lisbon , O Porto and from Tui, which is at the border.
Tomorrow I'll leave Santiago back to Madrid and then on Friday home.
My posting have been hurried and very sloppy, full of spelling errors, I do apologize for that. As the days go by I'll try to add to the postings, both my thoughts and ...