Samaín

This time of the year is the end of the harvest season; the days start getting shorter, the weather gets colder... In short, the end of octubre (October)-beginning of noviembre (November) marks the transition into otoño (autumn) and invierno (winter). There are several celebrations that are related to this fact. We don't celebrate Halloween as such … Continue reading Samaín

O Camiño de Santiago

Imagine you are on the Camino Francés... or on the Camino del Norte, or the Primitivo or even on the Vía de la Plata. It doesn't really matter. The thing is, you are walking across Spain. Maybe you've prepared before your trip and learned a bit of Spanish. Or you've been picking up a few … Continue reading O Camiño de Santiago

Santiago de Compostela

Maybe you've been walking for weeks. Or days. Maybe you've walked 800km to get to Santiago de Compostela. Or 100. Maybe you've done your Camino in one go. Or you've done it over a few years, a section at a time.   It doesn't really matter. Arriving in Santiago, entering the Plaza del Obradoiro and … Continue reading Santiago de Compostela

La Semana Santa

La Semana Santa (Easter) is one of the main religious celebrations in Spain. Unlike la Navidad (or other holidays, religious or not), it doesn't have fixed dates. Instead, Easter is celebrated on the Sunday after the first full moon of spring (between 22 de marzo (March 22) and 25 de abril (April 25)). Each Spanish region, … Continue reading La Semana Santa