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... and then lit on FIRE (queimada in gallego means burnt) with the fruit slices being added intermittently to caramelize the alcohol. Even after what felt like 10 minutes of stirring this fiery drink, it was incredibly potent because of all of the vodka. I could only manage 3 sips when I decided it would be in my best interest not to get sick. The next day was definitely my favorite day in Galicia. We took a bus to different parts of Galicia and the coast to see ...
... the Atlantic Ocean toward Ireland and the UK, in that direction anyway. It was beautiful and I was the only person there. The warm wind and sun invigorated me; I could have sat there all day... I had three stones to throw into the Atlantic symbolising unity, love and releasing the old to make way for the new. Not sure if my long arm was long enough though because I'm sure I heard them land on the cliff below rather than into the ...
... I'm going to give you the name of this bishop, Theodemir of Iria, because this guy singlehandedly made Santiago de Compostela a pilgrimage site to which millions travelled, right up there with Rome and Jerusalem throughout medieval times.
Written by Megan (as Megan, this time).
After leaving Joachim and Ruby, we made our way back to Brest to start our epic journey from Leon to Santiago in Spain. I won't bore you with the infinite details of our painfully long transit to Leon, except to say it involved a 5hr drive to Brest, 6hr train to Paris, overnight in a Parisian fleapit, flight to Barcelona, overnight in Barcelona, and another 8hr train to Leon. But we ...
... into the Praza do Obradoiro (workers square) in front of the cathedral and touching the pavement stone with the engraved scallop shell to mark the end of their long journey...many are in tears, and all will no doubt eventually make their way into the church for a mass and to embrace the statue of Santiago (Saint James). We, too, followed in ...