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Vizcaya Bridge

A narrow guage train ride that stopped at a million tiny stations and a bus from Santander (because the narrow guage was late and I’d missed my train connection) took me to Bilbao to see some industrial revolution world heritage, … Continue reading

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Monuments of Oviedo and the Kingdom of the Asturias

The Kingdom of the Asturias was a tiny area in north west Spain where in the 9th century “the flame of Christianity was kept alive”, as the UN website rather poetically puts it, whilst most of the Iberian peninsula was under … Continue reading

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Tower of Hercules

Three days of travelling, by ferry, plane and bus (at eleven hours, the latter by far the longest of the trio) took me from Pico island to A Coruna in the north west corner of Spain. The Tower of Hercules … Continue reading

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Santiago de Compostela (Old Town)

I rolled into Santiago in the early evening and on the walk into town hit the greengrocer’s hard. I was desperate for fresh produce and stocked up on fruit and veg. My haul including some wonderful cherry tomatoes which I sat … Continue reading

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Roman Walls of Lugo

Lugo was a brief stop on the way to Santiago de Compostela. I arrived on one bus at 1.30pm and was off again before 5pm. The town has its entire encircling 3rd century Roman wall intact, although most of the … Continue reading

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Las Médulas

Six hours west of Logrono by bus (including a change at Burgos and a half hour break in Leon) is Ponferrada, also on the pilgrim route to Santiago de Compostela. I’m afraid I didn’t see much of the town itself … Continue reading

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San Millán Yuso and Suso Monasteries

After a day footling around in Burgos, which including deciding not to go and visit a nearby archaeological world heritage site, I went back to Logrono and took a trip out into the country to see these two monasteries.  They are both … Continue reading

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