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... across the river to Spain and its fortified town of Tui.
The place has so many layers of defenses, it took a while to walk up to the top. Once in the town, you are greeted by numerous shops and stalls all selling towels and linen (nothing else). Couldn't believe ...
... then go off with Neil & Valerie to find a taxi to take us to Baiona, a little seaside fishing village about 12 miles away. It seems there is a set price €35 for the round trip and €17 for each hour waiting. Our driver is a lovely young boy but has no English so we have a lot of pointing and guessing as we go along!
We ask him to drop us at the Parador which is on the sea front occupying an old ...
... on it? What a great use of space. The information lady was nice and told us where to go. We waited in line but they only check in people for one flight at a time, so we had to wait a while before the flight to Barcelona was checked in. We found a nice salad bar with fresh veggies and enjoyed that with some good bread. We like the Rome airport. We were so happy to find food. And the bathrooms are FREE, and decent! I don't know why it bugs me so much ...
... 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 ...