Galicia, in the northwest corner of Spain, is a lush, green coastal gem that is not the first thought among travelers to Spain.
It's a hidden, unspoiled oasis that I have come to call my second home.
Here are 5 reasons why I can't wait to return to Galicia this summer:
1. The food...
Queso de tetilla y rosca (pan de huevo)
Amazing, fresh seafood
Pulpo (octopus) gallego...not a personal favorite, but a Galician must-have
And a vast array of the freshest vegetables and fruits, grown with love.
2. You never know who you will meet...
Like John Lennon...
Or a wandering musician
Or even this guy...
3. There's interesting architecture to see
And castles on the side of the road.
4. And then there's the churches...
Like this one covered in scallop shells in La Toja
And the big ones, like the Cathedral in Santiago de Compestela
Or this one inside the Roman Wall in Lugo.
5. And last, but not least, the spectacular landscapes...
I'm queen of the world at Finisterre!
If you have the opportunity to visit Spain, consider Galicia. The people are so kind and there is so much to explore. You will soon see why this seemingly quiet corner of Spain has stolen my heart.
Have you ever been to Galicia?