Things to See and Do in Asturias, Spain

Thinking about traveling to Spain this summer? Those who are looking beyond the typical Mediterranean holiday or  who are interested in heading off the beaten path should consider a trip to “green Spain” and, in particular, the principality of Asturias. A recent Iberia flight from Madrid to Asturias reminded me more of the Azores or[…]

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Spring in Oviedo’s San Francisco Park – Spain

Located in the heart of Oviedo, Spain is the beautiful San Francisco Park. On a recent sunny day, I took the opportunity to wander along the paths that wind through the public garden. Filled with the sounds of fountains and the scent of fresh greenery, it quickly became clear to me that spring had sprung[…]

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Sidrerias – Cider House Encounters in Asturias, Spain

One of the many surprises I encountered during my time in Asturias, Spain were the sidrerias, or the cider houses. Fresh off, er, straight off a trans-Atalntic, overnight flight, just after a quick stop at the hotel, my guide Hugo took me to my first ever sidreria, Tierra Astur in Oviedo. Upon our arrival, we[…]

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Cudillero, Spain – A Coastal Village Off the Beaten Path

Cudillero is a small fishing village in the principality of Asturias in northern Spain. I arrived in Cudillero on a sunny morning and was dropped off at the Hotel Casona de la Paca. The immaculate old villa was built by emigrants who returned to Spain after becoming wealthy in the Americas, known as “indianos.”  After[…]