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Vigo

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12 travelers at this place:

  • Day18

    Vigo to Vigo

    May 31 in Spain

    The apartment we stayed was great. Mainly due to the fact we had been able to cook and get all our washing done and dried. Also it always helps when the local lady had been so friendly. Need to give her a 5 star rating on bookings.com.

    Had to zip off the long trousers to be shorts as it wad drislling when we left. It steadily got worse. Had to put on rain coats and back pack cover on to keep it dry.

    The later half of the walk was past the port and then ship building area.

    Arrived at the hotel just on 12.00. Now waiting in the reception to go to the room but their not ready yet.

    Thought of you Shan when I saw this guy making humungus bubbles. Peggy and Shan used to do this when she was little. Thought you might like it, so took a photo just for you. 😊

    This afternoon we have been doing some retail therapy. Hmmm... won't say anymore about that,as Colin reads this post every day.

    On our ambling back to our hotel the penny dropped. In order to get the Compostella which is the certificate one gets for compleating the Camino each pilgrim need to have 2 stamps on the passport each day in the last 100 kms, of the walk. So back to the hotel to make sure that we were now under our 100kms. And yes now we are down to 93kms. I had been to the cathedral this afternoon, while Shyama was having a massage, and it was closed at that time. So a quick check with the receptionist at the hotel and he said there was evening mass around now. So quick rush to the cathedral and mass was just ending, the priest as as very nice, he gave us the stamp,one down, one more to go.

    On the way we had enquired at a few restaurants if they would give us a stamp if we had dinner. But none of them were doing it. But just out side the church there was a taparia. They did give the seal. So that's where we had our dinner. Now we are sorted for today.

    We think our young people in NZ have a drinking problem, well it is Thursday evening and you should see the crowds round a pub or taparia. The last photo is the crowd that has spilt out of the pub. The crowd was already out of the pub this afternoon when I went to the church this afternoon.
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  • Day221

    Vigo, Spain

    April 8 in Spain

    A great day out in Vigo. It was Fiesta de la Reconquista which celebrates the reconquest of Vigo, by popular uprising, on 28 March 1809 during the Peninsular Wars. All the locals were in period costumes with amazingly detailed stalls set up everywhere. It was huge. We then found a candy store which I said I was just going in “to look”. We however left with a bunch of candy and Jackson’s very first kinder egg. He had never even heard of kinder eggs before. We had fun once we got back to the cabin and had our kinder eggs. Jackson said the chocolate was a bit to sweet (I had no problem finishing it for him) but we had fun with the toys. I got a little teenage mutant ninja turtle and he got a kind of bowling thing with a cat and mice.Read more

  • Day256

    Semana Santa en Vigo

    March 25, 2016 in Spain

    Since I need my annual dose of Vigo and Galicia, here I am! I am very grateful for the good weather, especially because it will rain for the rest of the week. I enjoyed a long walk through the city center and the port, a plate of delicious pulpo a la gallega and the company of my dear Vigo friends.
    Galicia, tierra de mi corazón...

  • Day41

    17 June Santiago

    June 18 in Spain

    Pleasant breakfast in the lovely garden of Costa Vella, then noon mass at Cathedral where i was lucky enough for the Botafumiero to fly - amazing. It was worth 1.5hours of standing through a catholic mass!
    Lunched at Gato Negro with Scot (Scotland) and Helen (Adelaide) on recommendation of Roberto if Costa Vella. Very authentic with better pulpo than Melide and excellent muscles. Walked round this beautiful town, through cathedral before pre dinner sangrias and guitarists in one square (born to be wild) and then an orchestra in the next one.
    Dinner at Maria Castana (also recommended) and again fantastic. Mussels with boiled potatoes, chorizo with ‘turnips’ (spinach to me), lightly fried baby occy.
    Slept well in courtyard facing room in new hotel.
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  • Day10

    Vigo, Spain

    June 15, 2016 in Spain

    Docked at the usual place in Vigo, which is one of my favorite ports, as you dock right by the town.
    To me most of the buildings in Vigo look very British, and not in the Spanish style at all.
    It's normally a great place to explore.
    From the Rua Principe, with its modern shops and department stores, to the old fishing port part of town with its small winding streets and little tavernas or up to the castle (Castolo do Castro) with its park and wonderful views of the town and harbour.
    Which ever you choose, be prepared for a hike as the town is very hilly.
    But today it was dull, overcast and started raining ☔ so we just strolled around the harbour area for a while then Sheila and I with Diamond Joe came back to the ship, while Nic nipped off to buy the kids some presents.
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