One Last Stop in Llanes
Oct18

One Last Stop in Llanes

Llanes is both the name of one of 78 concejos in Asturias, as well as the name of a town in Asturias. I’m going to talk about both, but mostly focus on the town. What I want to mention about the broader district of Llanes is that it has no less than 32 beaches (there is a walking/bike path where you can reach all of them without a car, if you’re so inclined.) And they ALL look like somewhere you’d want to...

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Playa de Torimbia: A Slice of Paradise
Sep29

Playa de Torimbia: A Slice of Paradise

If a place can still look like paradise even when there are looming gray skies, a chilly breeze and light rain showers, then I can’t imagine what it would look like bathed in warm sunshine. Let me introduce you to Playa de Torimbia, considered one of Asturia’s most beautiful beaches. Now when I lived in Andalucía, the region that claims the most coastline in Spain, I lived a stone’s throw away from Tarifa; one of the...

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Ribadesella: Exploring Caves and Consuming Cider
Sep26

Ribadesella: Exploring Caves and Consuming Cider

 The big draw to Ribadesella for most are the beaches. However, I arrived on a moody day in June, and beaches were not on the agenda; something much better was–eating, drinking and exploring prehistoric caves. Yes, please! Lunch at Quince Nudos We stopped by local favorite, Quince Nudos for an early lunch before we set off to see the caves. While it’s no secret that I love Spanish food, I do find a lot of restaurants...

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Lastres, Asturias: Where the Dinosaurs Roamed
Sep23

Lastres, Asturias: Where the Dinosaurs Roamed

I saw Lastres in a photo (from the same viewpoint as my photo below) a few days before my departure to Asturias and it got me really excited about my trip. I mean, look at this place: Talk about gorgeous! While I didn’t even set foot in the actual town of Lastres (unless you count driving through), I did gawk over it from above, and learned about some of the town’s original inhabitants: dinosaurs. Jurassic Museum of...

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Capture the Color 2013
Sep13

Capture the Color 2013

Capture the Color is a yearly contest held by Travel Supermarket, where bloggers are asked to submit a personal travel photo that best represents a series of colors (Red, Blue, Green, White and Yellow.) A panel of judges will pick a winner for each color category with prizes including a £3,000 travel fund, iPads and more. I was tagged to participate by Sunshine and Siestas and A Texan in Spain, so here goes! RED I’ve posted...

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Ria de Villaviciosa: Cruising on an Estuary
Aug27

Ria de Villaviciosa: Cruising on an Estuary

My second day in Asturias was just as busy and fun-filled as my first. The first stop of the morning took us to an estuary called Ria de Villaviciosa, for a cruise down the river and out to the Cantabrian sea. Our skipper was a charismatic Asturiano named Carlos, who warmly greeted us, then cracked a few jokes; putting us at ease right away. We were about to take a small boat into (what I deemed) rough waters and since swimming is not...

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