We arrived in Vigo and there was music playing very loudy from a local bar. The song was “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee. I laughed out loud.  We had just crossed the Atlantic Ocean and we were greeted by a Puertorican song. Hearing the song was bittersweet. Maria, a category 5 hurricane, had recently devastated my beautiful island home and here we were in Spain on a 18 day holiday trying to temporary forget the shock and pain from such destruction.

Vigo is a lovely city with a wonderful mixture of old town and new town. We visited the Castro de Vigo. A fortress atop of a hill that helped protect Vigo from British Navy attacks in the 1640’s. The views looking down to the city and the harbor are impressive. We wondered the pedestrian only cobblestone streets full of shops selling traditional Portuguese art and clothing, not to mention the many shops of the other touristy fluff. Finally, before our departure we took a break on a sidewalk café and snacked on bizcocho casero (homemade cake), café con leche (coffee with steamed milk) and some local beer.


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