Oviedo was our next stop as we were gradually making our way towards Portugal. The capital of Spanish cider, Oviedo features a street of sidrerias (cider houses) where you will be served a local cider in the traditional way. The waiter holds the bottle of cider over their head and pours the cider into a glass held below. Cider spills everywhere, but at the same time is oxygenated. So you drink your small glass quickly and wait for it to happen again. It was rather entertaining. Continue reading Cider country!
Reluctantly leaving our accommodation at the cave house in Gomezan, we made our way to Oviedo. But not without a visit to Lagos de Covadonga (Lakes of Covadonga). This place was incredible.. just incredible. And while Ian just about shat himself driving up the (very) winding and (very) narrow road perched on the edge of cliffs, I found it quite exhilarating. Continue reading Lakes of Covadonga
Next stop – Seville. I really didn’t remember all that much from the last time we visited years ago. That said, we had decided to forgo some of the sightseeing and instead went to the theme park so maybe that was the reason. But I really loved Seville this time.. there was a buzzing atmosphere with people spilling out of bars and cafes onto the street, families hanging out in the squares and just a general sense of activity. Continue reading Seville
The next stop was Granada.. I was pretty excited about this. I absolutely loved Granada last time we were in Spain (and let’s face it, the free tapas had a lot to do with it). We made our way through some incredible countryside on the way.. huge sweeping plains, areas of vineyards and then rolling hills covered in olive tree groves as far as the eye could see. Continue reading Tapas Tapas everywhere
After picking up our hire car, we made our way to Valencia. We had a deadline.. being as my birthday was the next day (and it being a Sunday not much in Valencia would be open) Ian had made a reservation for dinner. Continue reading A 30th in Valencia!