All about nature…

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How to describe Galician nature? The forests and the ocean?! There is a saying  “A picture is worth a thousand words”, so maybe it is best just to see some of the spots Galicia has to offer…

Let’s start with the ocean..

What’s really impressive here is the scenery of the estuaries or Rías, where the northern Rías Altas and the southern Rías Baixas connect to the ocean and form part of 1,500 km long Galician coastline.

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View from Monte Branco overlooking Ría de Corme e Laxe

This part of the coast is actually called Costa da morte, because of many shipwrecks throughout the history, since there are a lot of rocks just hiding under the surface of the ocean.


 

The beaches here are absolutely beautiful, especially this time of year when there are not packed with tourists..

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Along the coast it is quite easy to find cute little picturesque fishermen villages like Caion.

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As for the inland, there is something really curious about Galicia, and that is its prehistory. Throughout Galicia and Asturias there are so many well preserved archaeological findings and fortified settlements called “castros” like this one that dates back to the Iron Age.

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Inland is also well known for its Natural Parks, like Fragas do Eume, which is one of the best-preserved riverside Atlantic forests in Europe.

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Finally, it wouldn’t be me if I didn’t put any photos of the food :) So as for social life here, I was invited to a Thanksgiving dinner by American friends, and I’m very thankful for that, even though my body says otherwise. It was a proper American dinner with 17 kg turkey, macaroni and cheese, sweet potato with marshmallow, casserole, and a lot, a lot of other dishes and desserts :)

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