Thoughts from Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain
Night’s candles are burnt out, and jocund day stands tiptoe on the misty mountain tops
18 January 2022: Covid peaked here?; Galicia’s slow high-speed train; Non-resident visas; BBQs; & Other stuff.
Covid: A while after the UK but before other EU countries, has omicron peaked here in Spain? . . . The Voz de Galicia: Tercera jornada consecutiva de descenso en Galicia de positivos covid . Cosas de España/Galiza The Voz de Galicia again: Galicia is different, more so even than Spain, especially as regards railway […]
Covid: The Great Reckoning Spain. See here on Recovery and Truth. At some length. The UK: It was wrong to impose the restrictions, but the elites responsible are incapable of admitting it. My fear is that we’ll emerge from the pandemic without a proper assessment of how much damage the restrictions regime did – to […]
16 January 2022: Nice places in Spain; Hapless Prince Andrew; National values; New Spanish words; & Sachets.
Cosas de España/Galiza The Times gives us today 2 (sponsored?) articles on Spain:- 1. Madrid: Spain’s new style capital: A string of new luxury hotels is revitalising the Spanish capital. . . “The traditional leisure traveller wouldn’t necessarily have put Madrid on their itinerary. They’d have San Sebastian for the food, Barcelona for Gaudí and […]
15 January 2022: Covid reflections; Food and wine in Spain; Catalan challenges; Modern women; & Other stuff.
Covid AEP writes below on “Britain’s remarkable recovery from Covid” and compares this with the German situation as of now. More post facto reckoning: Carl Heneghan, professor of evidence-based medicine at the University of Oxford talks about how lockdowns failed to protect the vulnerable, the catastrophic errors of the Covid modelling, and the suppression of […]
Cosas de España/Galiza Spain’s world-leading ’flu approach’ to Covid The Xunta of Galicia has suggested that Galician(Galego/Gallego) become an official language in the next door region of Asturias. The Asturias have responded with a polite FO. Hardly surprising. Maybe the Xunta wants to convert them into would-be Celts. Spanish Politics 1: A nice article from […]
13 January 2022: Covid reckonings; Bad hamming; Daft dogs; Galician pirates: BJ’s death throes; & Other stuff.
My thanks to Lenox Napier of Business Over Tapas for some of today’s items. Covid Findings highlight the importance of short-range Covid transmission . . . Coronavirus loses 90% of its ability to infect us within 20 minutes of becoming airborne – with most of the loss occurring within the first 5 minutes. The […]
12 January 2022: Endemic or still pandemic?: Clumsy politicians; BJ’s demise; Ditto the EU?: & Other stuff.
Covid The WHO says not but others – including the Spanish prime minister – feel that Covid is reaching endemic status. Some argue that the UK is close to having the disease as endemic as the other 4 coronaviruses and that, amid high population immunity, it’s the closest of any northern hemisphere country to exiting […]
11 January 2022: The madness of Covid responses; Spain’s non-apology to SA; UK woes; Wokeism; & Other stuff.
Covid I suspect it’ll be a few years yet before we know what the full cost to the health and welfare of people – not to mention the impact on economies – really was as a result of (panic?) responses to Covid from early 2020 onwards. And it’ll be interesting to see if the overall […]
10 January 2022: Spanish delicacies; Camino numbers, Winter weather; The death of the plague?; A pathetic prince; & Other stuff.
Cosas de España/Galiza Spain’s most delicious delicacies. As I’ve said, I abhor the percebes. A massively impressive marketing success. All the stats you might need to know on the Camino de Santiago. A lot of info on Spain’s weather here. What it doesn’t tell you is that there’s only one city in Spain which can […]
Cosas de España/Galiza Well, after the early morning sunshine of Santander yesterday, I’m now looking out on the infamous Atlantic Blanket that more than mars the view from my eyrie. And probably means there won’t be much of a flea market in Pontevedra city this morning. Maybe only the (illegal) Gypsies Corner. A nice article […]
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