Picos de Europa: Torre de los Horcados Rojos 2506m (central massif)

In our last trips to Asturias, we didn’t get to climb any mountains. We played with the resident cows of Covadonga lakes, we descended the Río Sella in kayak, we swam and ate; we did all the things we love to do in the north. But with the Picos de Europa always looming in the … More Picos de Europa: Torre de los Horcados Rojos 2506m (central massif)

Camino de San Esteban de Pravia: take a stroll along the Asturian coastal cliffs

Beach days for me have always been somewhat sacred. And as far as I’m concerned there are three different kind of beach goers: The conversationalist, the playful clown, and the person that doesn’t want to do a god damn thing.  I go to read, sleep and dig holes in the sand with my toes. These … More Camino de San Esteban de Pravia: take a stroll along the Asturian coastal cliffs

Asturian coast: beaches for all tastes

“Asturies que guapina yes!” Most people know that various regions of Spain have co-official languages along with Castellano (Castillian Spanish). But did you know that apart from Catalan, Galician and Basque, numerous other regions have native languages? Valencian (which is spoken in Valencia), Balear (spoken in Balearic Islands) and Aranés (spoken in parts of Cataluña) … More Asturian coast: beaches for all tastes

Río Sella: A famous descent in “piragua” down this Asturian river

When I studied abroad 10 years ago, I backpacked Europe. I did the cheap hostel slumber party with strangers, bread and cheese and 1€ bottle of wine dinners. I saw all the cathedrals, did all the walking tours and saw all the sights. My travel priorities have changed. Sometimes we are thrifty but never when … More Río Sella: A famous descent in “piragua” down this Asturian river

Stew is life: Asturian “pote” and some other good eats

Northerners brave long, cold rainy seasons and it’s no different here on the Iberian Peninsula. The rolling hills/mountains flaunt their lush green layers in Summer thanks to all those dark, wintry days. Winter is the reason that stew exists. And stew is life. Only in Morocco will I drink boiling mint tea in the middle … More Stew is life: Asturian “pote” and some other good eats