Traveling through Asia, Europe or Africa I met a few Americans pretending to be citizens of Canada with a flag pin with the maple leaf hanging from the backpack. Once I had a talk with a backpacker excusing himself from pretending to be from the neighboring country to avoid unwanted political discussions on his trip.
Carnival festivals are approaching and in the towns of Galicia they are already beginning to prepare the slaughter of the pig and all the joy, fat and ribeiro that that entails. Yesterday the next edition of the Feira do Cocido de Lalín, Pontevedra was presented in Santiago de Compostela. During the last years this authentic tribute to the pig has been consolidated as one of the most interesting gastronomic days in Galicia.
This is the story of Christoph Rehage. A German who left home well shaved and decided to take a flight to Beijing to walk home. He did not fully fulfill his purpose although he did cover the 4,646 kilometers that separate Beijing from Ürümqi to the northwest of the country, in the border with Mongolia. The video is well edited and through its images you can see the tremendous change of look that Chris experiences from the day of departure until the time to return home.
Hotel Balneario Puente Viesgo I had never flown with AirNostrum and I did it for the first time last Thursday towards Santander from Barcelona. It was a mini plane with two seats per line and just over 20 rows. Once settled I started reading on Thursday and by turning the last page of the magazine we were already landing.
I had to take a look at the history of Trieste before setting foot in this town in northern Italy. This border town with Slovenia and so close to Austria, has seen a few flags decorating its most emblematic monuments. The streets of Trieste have been Roman, Byzantine, Frankish and Venetian but mostly Austrian because of belonging to the Austro-Hungarian Empire from the fourteenth century until 1914 with the fall of the empire and the end of the First World War.
If you travel to Austria an alternative option to your trip is to visit this spectacular bridge. It is located on an island called Aiola right in the middle of the Mur River in the Austrian town of Graz. It was built 4 years ago and thanks to its aesthetic beauty it has become a tourist attraction in itself in the area.