The 33rd Festa do Queixo


Galicia, and Spain, are well know for their fiestas (or festas as they say in Galicia). The big season is summer, when there are one of these fiestas every weekend. They usually have a theme, and I saw in the paper today that the 33rd Cheese fiesta will be held this upcoming weekend, kicking off the 2008 fiesta-season.

This is all happening in Arzúa, they are celebrating the 33rd annual cheese this upcoming weekend starting march 2nd 2008. For the full program, have a look at the official program at the Arzúa county website.

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New AVE (high speed train) Madrid – Barcelona

A few days ago the new high speed train service (AVE) between Madrid and Barcelona was introduced. Could be useful for someone trying to get to/get home from the camino.

Some more information:
— 17 departures daily Madrid to Barcelona (and another 17 going back)
— Duration: About 2 hours and 40 minutes (speeds up to 300km/h)
— First train leaves at 06.00, last at 21.00
— Regular price varies between about €100 and € 160
(Note: If you book online at least 15 days ahead may get you a ticket for as low as €40)

This promotional video shows the train and the trayectory that the new rout takes:


More on the RENFE website.

Pilgrim Podcast – Pilgrims needed

Pilgrim Podcast

I have been thinking about this for a while now, and decided that now would be a good time to get started with a pilgrim podcast. After seeing the amount of pilgrims in the forum that are arriving to Santiago in the next few months I decided to give it a try.

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ClickAir to London and RyanAir to Barcelona

La Voz de Galicia reports today that ClickAir are considering a new connection between Vigo and one of the airports in London. Earlier this week, Ryanair also announced a new route from Santiago to Reus (Barcelona). Continue reading “ClickAir to London and RyanAir to Barcelona”