Mi día en el sol amarillo


The weather has been unusually kind to us since arriving in Coruña. Almost everyone has commented on how it is normally cold and rainy at this time of year. As a result Eliza I decided to make the most of the sun and venture down to Santiago de Compostela, a near by city. Santiago is well known and loved by pilgrims – most famous for the Camino de Santiago.

Everyone I spoke to could not speak highly enough of the area and it did not disappoint!

Only 30 minutes from Coruña by train (€6 each way), the journey itself was a pleasure as you see the lush Galician landscape pass by from the ventana. A short walk through the modern town and you find yourself in an ancient city complete with cobbled streets and a grand Cathedral. Foolishly I questioned why many people walked with a stick. It quickly became apparent that they were wise… The hills here are steeply inclined and a day’s trek through the city definitely counts towards the day’s exercise! The walk is all worth it for views like these….



Eliza and I commented on how yellow the sun was. It cast a truly mystical and alluring illumination across the old city. Later I was told this was most likely a result of incendios that were set off throughout Galicia and northern Portugal. Such a shame.


In my opinion, the rustic old city of Santiago combined with A Coruña’s coast would be absolute perfection.

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