Vigo in Galicia


Turismo-de-vigo kiosk

Have you ever had a song stuck in your head for hours? For days? A Buddhist meditation instructor once explained to me that it has to do with failure to be in the present moment.

I plead guilty to lack of mindfulness lately. (Is that mindlessness?) Chalk it up to all the hours in the air recently (and more tomorrow.) Apparently that has left me victim of the latest unbidden mantra. It is a line from one of my favorite movies -- Bye, Bye Brazil. The line is, "Para Vigo me voy!"

Maybe, I thought, I could exorcise this phrase by answering the question, "Where in the Sam Hill is 'Vigo' anyway?

It turns out that the proverbial Sam Hill may have been through Vigo -- Vigo, Indiana -- but the movie character might also have been referring to the town in Galicia.

Vigo, Galicia has been upgrading its tourism offerings thanks to the crew in the photo above.

Their campaign targets a big rollout for Easter Week 2006. Here is a press release for you to try your lingistic skills on. I have an inquiry in to Vigo's tourism office to get more background on accessibility especially of the "Vigo Enroute" initiative ( "Vigo en Ruta"). The project has three routes: One Hundred Minutes of Culture "100 minutos de cultura", One Hundred Minutes of Ocean"100 minutos de mar" and 100 Minutes of Nature "100 minutos de natureza."

Meanwhile, maybe the webcam at Faro de Vigo will convinceme to someday make good on the promise, "Para Vigo me voy!"

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