July 8, 2009

Lugo come, e Pontevedra dorme (day 2)

Once, an Englishman, a Cuban, and a Russian went on a Sunday trip to Pontevedra. Pontevedra is one of the towns in the Rias Baixas region, a small and a calm one.
We came early in the morning, it's one hour on train away from Santiago. A big surprise is that it was really very untidy. I suppose it's because of the music festival, but the rubbish was actually rolling over the streets.
What's also remarkable is that it's all covered with graffity, some of it looks good to me.
The place is famouse for being a hometown to some leaders os the nationalist movement, such as Castelao.

Pontevedra is really small. Some churches, a river, a Parador (some royal home reconstructed into a luxury hotel) and several monuments.

We were walking practically alone, the locals either went to the sunday service or slept. So, by lunchtime, we'd walked all of the old center, and i've seen the Castelao's spectacles!

As Pontevedra is in the head of the Ría de Pontevedra, we took a bus to a nearby village of Marín and went down to the beach.

As we never sleep at night here, a nap hit us, and i got my first light sunburn.

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