1927 steamboat wreck uncovered by storms

A steamboat which sank in a storm in 1927 has re-emerged on a beach in Northern Spain, on the infamous costa do morte, coast of death. The Portuguese flagged steamboat freighter “Silva Gouveia” sank in storm 87 years ago whilst carrying a load of sugar. The 60m long boat was built in 1906 in Great Britain, according to El Mundo.

Cava loses out to milk and beer this NYE on Spanish TV

Nope, it’s not the Catalan boycott, it’s the power of the northern Advertising Euro. Estrella Galicia has bought the rights to be the drink of choice this NYE on all four private national broadcasters: La Sexta and Antena 3 (Atresmedia group), Cuatro and Telecinco (Mediaset). All the stars will be drinking Estrella Galicia instead of the traditional Catalan bubbly along with their grapes. But not on some of the secondary national channels and regional channels Continue reading Cava loses out to milk and beer this NYE on Spanish TV

Los Gallardos bus blocks Galician town

A busload of local pensioners on a Autocares Rodriguez bus (from Los Gallardos, the big bus company next to the petrol station) were inconvenienced, although not as much as local commuters were, after their bus broke down outside the Galician town of Cambados. It seems the bus suffered an electrical failure that jammed its brakes. Local police, Proteccion Civil and the Guardia were all unable to shift the bus and so they had to call Continue reading Los Gallardos bus blocks Galician town

Eh? Galician? That’s not a language!

Thinking about escaping the rat race for a few days, I was idily visiting a few Spanish Tourism websites about the northwest coast. Now here’s a funny thing – all the “official” tourism websites for Galicia come up in that strange dialect of Castellano they call “Galego”. And to make sense of what they’re saying, you have to click the “translate to Spanish” button. Why? I’m going there on holiday, so of course I don’t Continue reading Eh? Galician? That’s not a language!