Traveling is something fantastic. There are scientific studies that say that simply the fact of planning a trip, even if it’s not going to be carried out, makes us happy. No wonder we should all do it more often! However, sometimes the joy we feel in the previous hours before our trip is somehow tempered by something we have to do and many people do not like that much: packing.
Since 1963, the town of O Grove hosts in its harbor thousands of visitors eager to know one of the jewels of this geographically small peninsula that separates the estuaries of Arosa and Pontevedra: the Festa do Marisco. The Seafood Fair fills this seaside town during the early days of October with oysters, mussels, cockles, razor clams, prawns, scallops, shrimps, crabs, crayfish and goose barnacles, all at reasonable prices. This is a very popular gastronomic event of National Tourist Interest that, together with the beauty of its coast and the nearby Isla de la Toja, has turned this town into one of the most important tourist centers in Galicia. However, this wonderful part of the world hides many more treasures than its prized seafood. These are some of the things you cannot miss during your visit to this quaint fishing village framed in a landscape of colorful fishing boats and lush forests.
In Extremadura, the landscape is linked to gastronomy and gastronomy is linked to the landscape. With aromas of rosemary, rockrose, thyme, lavender, and a thousand herbs that are steeped in the essence of their dishes. It has hints of acorns, countryside delights, green pastures and clear streams flowing down from snowy peaks. Hints of chestnuts, olives, tomatoes and sweet and tasty fruits observed from a bird’s (or rather vulture’s) eye view. Flavors of nature that permeate Caceres’ meat, sausages and cheeses, from Las Hurdes to Tierra de Barros, through the Valleys of Jerte and Ibor, through the plains or the water of La Serena, or even the Banks of the Guadiana river, the Sierra de Gata, Villuercas and the thousand Meadows appearing on the horizon.
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