Four people have died in an outbreak of wildfires that have been ravaging Galicia, in northwestern Spain ... Pontevedra province, a densely populated area where homes are at risk in five municipalities: Pazos de Borbén, As Neves, Salvaterra do Miño.
MADRID, Spain (CNN ... cleared out an area between the Hotel Finisterre and an archaeological museum in La Coruna. Last Saturday, two bombs exploded in the village ports of San Xenxo (San chen-cho) and Baiona in Pontevedra province.
The paucity of Britons is, no doubt, partly to do with Galicia's reputation for being the wettest part of Spain ... Praza do Obradoiro. Pontevedra's parador occupies a Renaissance mansion in a quiet part of the old town, while Baiona's smart modern.
A GPS is a valuable add-on but some navigation systems are not 100% reliable; check routes with a hotel or rental agency. To call the numbers below from the U.S., dial 011 (the international dialing code), 34 (the country code for Spain) and the number.
A bomb scare outside our Porto hotel keeps us awake the night before departure ... 278-kilometre self-guided cycle from Porto to Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain (five cycle days). We also unearth some good things. A friend's medical issue means.