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The faces of Galicia

8 Sealinthefog The Faces Of Galicia Spain

Galicia is a beauty. We visited Matteo’s aunt, who has been living there for many years, for a long weekend. The region, to the north-west of Spain, washed by the Cantabric Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, is the final stop of the Camino de Santiago, the famous pilgrimage route that extends from different countries of Europe on to Santiago de Compostela and Finisterre. In any case, whether you’re a pilgrim, a tourist or a resident, Galicia won’t disappoint you: it has incredibly fertile vegetation, amazing beaches, delicious food and cute towns and cities. Continue reading

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A couple of days in Salamanca

1 Sealinthefog A Couple of Days in Salamanca Spain

Salamanca is one of the most wonderful cities you can visit in Spain. Just like Segovia, it is one of the UNESCO World Heritage cities, it has the oldest university in Spain and it is one the best places to try the typical Spanish student life.  Continue reading

Toledo: escape from Madrid #3

4 Sealinthefog Toledo Spain

And here comes the last post on our one-day escape from Madrid (check the ones on El Escorial and on Segovia). It’s the turn of Toledo, with its past character of crossroads of religions. Continue reading

Segovia: escape from Madrid #2

15 Sealinthefog Segovia Spain

As we already announced in our previous post on El Escorial, here comes the second escape from Madrid. This time is the UNESCO World Heritage city of Segovia. Continue reading

Thinking of Madrid

14 Sealinthefog Thinking of Madrid

We lived in Madrid for more than 3 years. In that period we had time to meet the city, understand it, love and hate it multiple times, let it become part of our hearts, leave it and dream of it. We learnt how to fully live the city and enjoy the best of it.

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Whitewashed cupboard

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When we moved in our cute apartment in Madrid we found there a huge wooden cupboard. It was in really good shape and I think the girls that lived there before us had just bought it since it actually looked quite new. But for our kitchen-living room-entrance (yes, I told you it was a small place) it was way too big, and the landlord wanted to throw it away. Continue reading

An antique Spanish kneeling-stool

An antique Spanish kneeling-stoolThe inhabitants of Madrid, and especially of the neighbourhood of El Rastro, have the great custom of leaving on the street the things they want to get rid of. Walking at night gives you the opportunity to find incredible stuff, especially furniture: I’m sure you could easily furnish a whole house. One of the things we took home was a kneeling-stool. Continue reading

It’s the first bike story

When Matteo and I moved from Venice to Padova, I really needed a bike. Padova is a great city for people who love riding a bike: it’s not too big, so you really get everywhere on a bike, and in the last years the city administration tried implementing the cycling lanes Continue reading