I would really love to write that Ourense welcomed me with a pleasant weather but it won´t be the true. Actually, the first thing that I´ve bought here was an umbrella. A pink one with some yellow flowers because I truly believe that buying black and sad umbrellas should be banned. Now it´s a necessary accessory that I always hold in my purse. Galician weather doesn´t scare me anymore!:)
First impression? Even a raw weather can´t detract from the city´s charm! Ourense has a big, amazingly beautiful old town with narrow streets and a lot of restaurants, bars and cafes. For me it was a perfect place to taste typical Galician drinks and dishes, necessarily Estrella Galicia and empanada. And there's still so much to try ahead of me. Above all, I´m waiting for Pulpo á feira!
I was lucky enough to take part in a traditional, Galician festival. Celebrating Magosto was real fun for me: traditional music played by people dressed in beautiful costumes, bonfire, roasted chestnuts, local, young wine, sausages and... rain, obviously :) Despite the weather, people were dancing and signing so the great atmosphere put me in a good mood as well.
After Magosto, everything has changed. It was sunny and rainless. Guess what? Ourense is even more beautiful with a really clear, blue sky. I especially liked the areas along the river, with plenty of colourful trees and plants. During that time I also had occasion to admire the neighbourhood of the city and I´m truly in love with the mountains and forests. Thanks to camera traps that we´ve left there I was able to see that it´s a place of wildlife as well.
It started to rain again but I´m still super happy to be here,