3 Jan 2001 wannabe   » (Apprentice)

Sorry. I know I told you I would do a page for Yang, and some more things, but I just couldn't do it O:-) I had to drive my father to Xinzo de Limia, a town at approx. 150km from my house - and you couldn't believe how hard those 150km are: the weather was dreadful. A lot of rain (the car even slipped once =:-m) and wind (about 100km/h, the radio said), and the road is not the best in the world.

But all that was worth, because I saw one of the most beautiful things that you can see in these lands: the "Torre da Forxa" ("Tower of the Forge"). You see it when you go to the town, because that's a tower that's sit on the top of a little rocky hill. The rest of the land is very flat (it was a lagoon before), and so the tower seems to be there watching all the land. My english really limits what I want to say :-)

I thought that this tower was built in the middle ages, because that's what it looks like. But I was wrong: I asked in the local IRC channel (#xinzo) and there the guys told me that this tower, and two more that were built at the same time, are ... from the roman times! (yes, the Rome of Nero and Caesar) :-) And it's very well conserved, I must say. The guys in #xinzo told me that the tower forms part of a trio of them that were built in the roman times to watch the lands; they were communicated among them, though I don't know how r:-m

<plug>These are the times when I really love living here in Galicia :-) If you'd like to know more, you can visit the govt. page or, to get a more and less hyped result, try to ssearch "Galicia" in any search engine. Or you can mail me, but be warned: you can receive too much if you do that, I can be very passionate when speaking about these things O:-) (as this text shows :-D)</plug>

Nothing more done today. I was really tired when I got home. I don't know how the lorry drivers do, because if I had to drive all day ... well, I think I just couldn't do that r:-) Maybe tomorrow I'll do some useful thing.

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