Category Spain

Souvenirs

I mentioned in a past post about thrifty holiday spending that we don’t go big on shopping for souvenirs. But we do buy a few treats to bring home when we go abroad. So today I thought I’d show off…

Nuthatches

The  Naranja de Bulnes campground that where we stayed in the Picos de Europa mountain range is a fine place.  Our pitch was in a shady spot next to the Cares River.    After a electric bike ride up to the…

Picos de Europa

We turned into beach bums on our near month long Spain odyssey.  We’d intended to spend the final days along the coast in Asturias but at the last moment we changed our mind.  Instead we veered inland to the Picos…

Praia das Catedrals

Our trip around the Galician coastline took us to some marvellous places.  There are some places that we’ll definitely be returning to but we’ve only scratched the surface of this amazing region.   Some of the time we had prime spots…

Santiago de Compostela

The cathedral at Santiago de Compostela housing the tomb of St James had been on my bucket list of places to visit for a long time.  Ideally I’d like to walk there along the Way of St James,  a pilgrim…

Duolingo in Practice

Finally after nearly three years of diligent language learning I got to Spain to put Duolingo in practice. Have my fifteen minute sessions six days a week on the language learning app been of any use? Let’s start with the…