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  • Day10

    Driving across north-western Spain

    July 7, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    We left Santilla del Mar at about 11.30am and took about five hours to drive to Santiago de Compostela where we are staying in an Airbnb for two nights. The drive was very pleasant. They really know how to build freeways here. There has been no expense spared. There are about 30 tunnels and even more amazing viaducts built across valleys. The speed limit is 120kmh and cars are going 140. The road is smooth and without all the divots so common on our freeways.

    The countryside is green, the northern beaches look beautiful from the road and the mountains rise steeply on the left as we drove westwards. Several times we crossed the mountain range and the views were spectacular.

    We arrived in Santiago de Compostela at 4.45pm and settled into our room and then went for a wander around the old part of town. We had dinner, then an ice cream and then returned to our room to rest for the night. Another full but enjoyable day. Tomorrow I will spend my birthday in the picturesque town.
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