Cosas de España/Galiza
This article provides the information I lacked yesterday on tourism this summer in other regions, both for Spaniards who stayed at home and for guiris.
Those soaring electricity bills. Who’d be surprised at corporate skulduggery? From the Voz de Galicia: The electricity bill is once again the centre of attention. The National Commission for Markets and Competition has detected that, since the new pricing by time slots began to be applied, companies have passed on increases of up to 30% to their customers without informing them beforehand. For this reason, they are asking these companies to return the money to those affected. Can’t see that happening in a month of Sundays. Advising customers of price increases or new commissions is not the norm here in Spain.
Something here on what you can do when your property has been taken over by professional squatters.
And here’s another informative article from the estimable Marinero – this time on Spanish Big Heads.
Rabudo: According to the RAE, ‘Having a long tail’. But according to the Galician Royal Academy:-
1. Having a long tail.
2. Having has a bad temper. I’m told by my Galician neighbours that this is only applied to kids. Specifically those who have ‘character’.
Finally . . .
We enjoyed out visit to the Pazo of Rubianes yesterday, followed by lunch in the nearby Churrasqueríá de Rubians(sic), where the ribs were excellent. By analogy with Mac Auto, it has a drive-in service called Churras Car and, judging by the time it took our ribs to arrive, I’d guess customers of this get priority. Which seems the wrong way round to me. But, anyway, our waitress was impressively solicitous and apologetic.
Note: If you’ve landed here looking for info on Galicia or Pontevedra, try here.