Every August, my city becomes a ghost town ( except for a number of tourist sightings) right after celebrating the fiesta. You know why? Because everybody jets off to somewhere, us included. I originally wanted to go to Rome but when the hubz said that Rome is too hot at this time of the year and tempted me with the words ¨seafood¨ and ¨cool weather the whole day¨, my thoughts on Rome took a backseat and readily said yes to Galicia instead.We stopped by La Coruña ( the region´s capital city) first and used it as a base and went to St. James of Compostela by train.
I didn´t get to photograph the whole facade of the basilica but that´s how it looks like in the first photo. It´s HUGE! The photo below is a snap shot of the St. James of Compostela skyline from the top of the basilica.
But there were a lot of things to see on the streets too:
I had my photograph taken in front of the bells ( they´re 3 actually) but ..
I didn´t ride the tram which is usually filled with tourists who hate walking while seeing the sights. This city by the way sits on top of a hill and so riding the tram is the best way to see the main spots of the city without hurting your leg muscles and feet. But as they say, the best way to enjoy the place is to walk amongst it´s people and so I huffed and puffed while doggedly following the hubz. It´s worth it because...
lunch consisted of a big platter of Seafood Paella ( a must-try) for two
My outfit is similar to this. I just wore a different colored top, a yellow tote, my one and only summer hat ( all of the hats that I found are similar to this so the practical me decided not to buy another one) and my favorite stone studded sandals of the season. When I bought this super sparkly thing, my friend commented that it looks tacky with the multiple stones. ¨I know.¨ I told her with a huge grin ¨ but I feel so comfy wearing it¨. Until now, this pair never failed me. ;)
(top- Lacoste, skirt and hat- Zara, bag- Longchamp le Pliage tote)
So how did your vacay go?