Tag Archives: Ortigueira

Why Galicia? Why Mariña?

This is why? Just stumbled across this beautiful video of the Mariña coastline, the nearest coast to the house, and thought I’d share it with you. It does have sound…just in case you are at work! [youtube n0jUEqEKug0 nolink]

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The bread oven house, or so they say

It was the Moors who introduced the tradition of the horno (pronounced or, no) to the Iberian Peninsula and one which Galicia embraced with both arms. Almost every property that we saw while seeking out our ideal casa had one, and they came in … Continue reading

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An accidental encounter with intrigue

On our first trip to Galicia we discovered something most unexpected while driving the coast road from Ortigueira to Ferrol to meet an estate agent. It seems fitting to mention it now, just as remembrance poppies go on sale around the … Continue reading

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Our second visit – part one

A brand new year (2010), lots of hope, the UK in the grip of an arctic blast and we were following our hearts back to Galicia for house hunting trip number two. We opted to fly both ways using Santiago de Compostela airport (taking our … Continue reading

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