Free Screening of Walking the Camino: 6 Ways to Santiago

The past few years have been very kind to me. I’ve set some personal and professional goals which I have somehow accomplished (with a lot of help from family, friends and collaborators, of course).  But there’s one dream that remains elusive to me. If you’ve been following this blog, you’d know that I’m talking about  the …

PinayTraveller Films: Ria de Arousa, Galicia

      My second film!  Yay!  But a confession.  I tried editing this down to 45 seconds BUT I had a hard time choosing which video to edit out and which to keep. So as a compromise, here’s my (less than) two-minute edit.  This short travel film features my boat ride along the Ria …

Cambados, Spain: Home of the Albariño

Everything about that day was perfect. Despite being gloomy before  breakfast, the sun came out by mid-morning, setting the mood for the day ahead.  I was in the company of people  whom I was slowly getting to know and appreciate. And we were somewhere in Galicia in Northwest Spain, in a historical district declared a …

Marques de Riscal: Where Tradition and Innovation Coexist

I cannot claim to be an expert in architecture. What I am is an enthusiast at best. So I can only describe Frank O. Gehry’s work in these terms:  it is simply… mind-blowing.  I mean, have you seen the EMP Museum in Seattle?  Or the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao? How about the Dancing House in …

Camino de Santiago: the Casa Brandariz

Last year, I had the good fortune of exploring Northern Spain, including the beautiful territory of Galicia. I was onboard the luxury train Tren Al Andalus and the journey took me from Zaragoza to A Coruña, right along the St. James or Santiago de Compostela Route. After that wonderful luxury trip, our Galician guide, Manuel, took …

Photo Diary: A Sweet Day in Astorga

Here’s something not many people know about me:  I can ‘nurse’ a chocolate bar for hours. Yup.  You can give me a regular-sized Toblerone, for instance, and it can take me the whole day to eat  it— only because I want to relish it down to its last gooey bit.  Not that this information is …