Travel Diary: Galicia, España

To the little pueblitos where everyone’s backyard is a vineyard, to the cities where locals stay out until 8AM for copitas, Galicia has the best of both worlds.

Earlier in June, my parents surprised us with a trip to Spain (aka “la patria”).

Being able to see where my ancestors were from with my family was such a beautiful experience.

I’ve always had a deep pride for being “Española” but after visiting the true motherland, the #Gallega pride is 100% real.

So from the land of “vale”, Albariño, pulpo and caldo gallego, enjoy!

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Desde los pequeños pueblitos en donde tener viñedos por patios es algo común, a las ciudades donde sus habitantes se van de fiesta hasta las 8AM, Galicia tiene lo mejor de ambos mundos.

A principios de junio, mis padres nos sorprendieron con un viaje a España (aka “la patria”).

Poder trazar mi árbol genealógico y ver el lugar donde mis antepasados empezaron con mi familia fue una experiencia muy especial. 

Siempre he tenido un orgullo profundo por ser “Española” pero después de visitar la verdadera patria, el orgullo #Gallego es 100% real.

Así que desde la tierra del “vale”, Albariño, pulpo y caldo gallego, ¡disfrútalo!

 

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A Coruña
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Plaza De La Maria Pita – La Coruña

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Torre de Hércules

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Cabo Fisterra (What the Spaniards considered the “End Of The World”)

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These little signs are all around Galicia signaling el camino de Santiago De Compostela. People from all around Europe embark on this spiritual journey by foot to Santiago de Compostela just like Jesus’ apostle James (hence the name, camino de Santiago)
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Ourense (where my great grandparents were from!)

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Midnight in Vigo
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Santiago de Compostela

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Ciudad de la cultura
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Playa de las catedrales

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My dad insisted we drive to Portugal to have bacalao (Cod – aka his favorite) for lunch
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Valença, Portugal

 Thanks for reading!

x,

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Fun fact: My mother’s maiden name is Salgado (straight from Galicia) which literally translates to “salty”… which perfectly depicts my family LOL

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