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#93491 - 09/07/14 09:54 AM Blogging From Boiro, A Coruña
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I'll be heading off to Spain again tomorrow. Not to Mijas, not to Madrid, but this time to pastures new... Boiro near A Coruña, Galicia.
The purpose of the visit is to spend some time with Spanish friends who used to live in Mijas but now live there.

I am really loking forward to seeing them again. Bit of a trek to get there though .. evening flight from Aberdeen, Scotland to London Gatwick; overnight stay at Gatwick and then an early morning flight to Santiago De Compostela. My friends Fernando and Dominique will meet me at the the Airport for the drive to Boiro.

I am really looking forward to sampling new sights and sounds, Galician food and wine!

Any recommendations about that I should try (apart from Fabadas and Pulpo)?

I'll try and update this thread when I can.
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#93493 - 09/08/14 06:13 AM Re: Blogging From Boiro, A Coruña [Re: robbieroy]
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great Galician is super, have many friends there and support group of Real Madrid in Xove much further north but there at Boiro you have good ribeiro white wines !!!
enjoy it
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#93497 - 09/09/14 12:25 PM Re: Blogging From Boiro, A Coruña [Re: pedmar]
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The first leg of the journey went well yesterday with an evening flight from Aberdeen to London Gatwick. I needed to stay overnight to catch the early morning tree times a week flight by Easyjet to Santiago de Compostela so I had booed into the Premier Inn at Gatwick (Crossway). It is right next to the terminal and I found it very comfortable.





It was an early start to get organised, eat breakfast and get through security at the airport (which was really busy at 0730 in the morning!). However, it was a lovely morning in London...





The flight went smoothly and we arrived late morning in Santiago de Compostela.
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#93498 - 09/09/14 12:51 PM Re: Blogging From Boiro, A Coruña [Re: robbieroy]
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Having arrived in Galicia, what were my first impressions?...
Its a bit like Scotland, very green even at this time of year and quite hilly. It is easy for me to feel at home here.









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#93499 - 09/09/14 12:55 PM Re: Blogging From Boiro, A Coruña [Re: robbieroy]
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I as met at the airport by long-standing friends Dominique and Fernando who used to live, work and play tennis in Mijas. They have now relocated to Galicia and stay in Boiro. Although we keep in contact via Skype, it has been about five years since we last met in person. It was really good to meet up with them again.
They have forsaken tennis for golf, so fist stop on the way from the airport to Boiro was to visit their golf club for a drink and a tapa, not far from Padrón ( it's famous for its peppers ... Pimientos De Padrón).





















A golfing friend Isabella joined us and out time with tapas and drinks was spend discussing the Spanish Civil War and Fernando's family memories. It turns out that Isabella's father was a neighbour of Franco in Ferrol.

We were on the move again to Boiro but we did not get very far...
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#93500 - 09/09/14 01:10 PM Re: Blogging From Boiro, A Coruña [Re: robbieroy]
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After travelling for a short time, lunch beckoned so we pulled into a small cafe-bar/restaurant in the village of Aldea Extramundi de Arriba.



It was a busy place, with lots of local workers eating there. We went for the 8 Euro menú del día.
My friends had fabadas to start with and I had salad, followed up by Cordillo asado and then tarta de queso, one of my favourites.







The bar served bottles of home-made Ribeira wine served labelless bottles!



Top notch food and wine at rock bottom prices - I like it here already!



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#93501 - 09/09/14 02:45 PM Re: Blogging From Boiro, A Coruña [Re: robbieroy]
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Galicia is the green Celtic of Spain; they send their celtic troops here near me Lorient for the InterCeltique festival every year.
cheers enjoy it
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#93502 - 09/09/14 04:40 PM Re: Blogging From Boiro, A Coruña [Re: pedmar]
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Thanks Pedmar .... I am looking forward to Jueves... tienes alguna idea de lo que pasara cerca de Boiro?
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#93503 - 09/09/14 04:51 PM Re: Blogging From Boiro, A Coruña [Re: robbieroy]
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Andando por Boiro
This evening, I had a short walk around the barrio where I am staying.. I liked it ... lots of little shops, bars and restaurants. One of the streets nearby is pedestrianised and was full of folks having an evening drink and tapa.










There is the curious too...



With urban orchards...



next to modern buildings....



I really don't know what the locals complain about...



Boiro tends to mix the old with the new...






Edited by robbieroy (09/09/14 04:54 PM)
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#93504 - 09/09/14 04:59 PM Re: Blogging From Boiro, A Coruña [Re: robbieroy]
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The old and the new gives a curios mix as there is no historic quarter or casco antiguo. The old and the new tends to sit together without interfering with each other...









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