light ’til midnight

Halfway through my stay, my wonderful, adorable parents came to visit. It was their first time leaving the country!

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IMG_0192By the time they arrived I had perfected my coffee making skills. They seemed impressed. I’m not sure if that was because it was a well made cup of coffee, or if it was because they had to because they are [nice] parents.

IMG_0453We went and visited mostly places I had already been. But I didn’t complain about seeing lovely places twice. Beaches, lighthouses, Santiago de Compostela, Torre de Hercules, Finisterre…

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Santiago de Compostela

During my time in Spain there were several trips to Santiago de Compostela, the largest nearby city. It remains one of the most beautiful cities I’ve seen. In fact, the northwest of Spain is one of the most gorgeous places I’ve been.ferris wheel

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renfairSituated among the old buildings, adjacent to the cathedral, the medieval faire was much more authentic than the one in Florida. It smelled of cheeses, bread, flowers, and strong incense. There were all sorts of things for sale, so much that it was rather overwhelming. We did not stay for a long time, but I am glad we were able to go.