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Never Again: The Prestige Oil Spill

Sixteen years ago today, an event occurred off the shores of Galicia that hopefully will happen never again. In fact, the event spurred a grassroots movement called Nunca Máis (Never Again). That event was the environmental catastrophe of the Prestige oil spill.

Hiking Mythical Monte Pindo, Galicia’s Celtic Olympus

Monte Pindo stands out. It is impossible to miss as you approach it, not only because the mountain is easily the highest geographical feature in the area. The topography of the mountain starkly contrasts the rolling, verdant hills of the surrounding Galician countryside. Stark is an apt word as Monte Pindo is a brooding, hulking,…

Exemplary Women of Galicia

As a way to differentiate Galician identity from Spanish, Galician nationalists often argue that their society is or has been matriarchal, distinct from what they view as a male chauvinistic Spanish identity. While the veracity of that claim is debatable, women have certainly left an indelible mark on Galician history, culture, and society.

Wines of Galicia

You are likely to find two things at family Christmas dinners throughout Spain: seafood from Galicia and a bottle of Galician white wine.

Top 5 Galician Beaches

My favorites are the wild beaches of the Coast of Death and Rías Altas. However, all of Galicia’s majestic coastline is represented below in my top five Galician beaches.

Top 5 Galician Festivals

There are so many festivals in Galicia that you could spend an entire year going to a different festival every day. Gastronomical, religious, traditional, historical, agricultural–you name it, they celebrate it. There are festivals celebrated only in a small village and ones that are celebrated in all of Galicia and Spain. These are my five favorite Galician festivals.