Category Archives: Places to Visit

Bad parking, the long drive, and a plate of fried fish

I have a friend back home who provides a public service by photographing badly parked cars and submitting the images to a website, with a particularly vulgar name, to out the offenders and subject them to public humiliation. He’d have … Continue reading

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Spain appears to be shut

As the clock hit six in Galicia last night, five o’clock here in the UK, my mailbox was once again full to overflowing with Spanish e-mails. It was like Christmas Eve, not for their contents but because their despatchers were trying … Continue reading

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I’m just a jealous guy

I am not normally the jealous type. I don’t envy someone driving around in a Ferrari or Maserati, I don’t begrudge those people who get a big win on the lottery (well, not for more than a few seconds). I don’t … Continue reading

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EasyJet present a dilemma

You could be forgiven for thinking that we have an unhealthy fixation with low cost airlines. When you make frequent journeys to Galicia and Asturias then EasyJet and Ryanair become friends whose status you check more often than your nearest and dearest on Facebook. … Continue reading

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How service stations should be

The route from Asturias airport to Ribadeo/Castropol, from where it is another 40km onwards to our house, will soon be two lanes of gently undulating and predominantly empty tarmac. The European Community has part (mostly) funded the Autovía del Cantábrico (A-8) and with the exception … Continue reading

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