Galicia is the 2nd largest producer of shellfish in the world (after China) and one of Spain’s most picturesque and charming areas. It’s very, very green and very, very wet; the rain season lasts from October to April. We caught one beautiful day and luckily it was the day spent on the harbor of O Grove where we saw how shellfish is cultivated and also enjoyed dozens of fresh mussels with some local wine made from the alberiño grape. I saw and ate shellfish I had never seen before eg navaja, that is the shape of a ball point pen. We visited one winery in Rias Baixas which happened to be the oldest winery with that denominacion. I also had the chance to meet some colleagues in the travel business from throughout the world. In fact I was the only person out of 60 invited from the US. I made some great contacts which I plan to use for a future tour dedicated to this area replete with wine, great local cuisine and history.