Our road route from Salamanca to Seqovia took us near Ávila Spain. Guidebooks say that Ávila is famous for its imposing medieval walls, the most complete fortifications in Spain. (more…)
Vaulting high above Salamanca’s nave
Leaving Portugal we headed off to Spain via the modern freeway system. Breezing by at the side of the motorway were the oak forest grazing grounds for free-range black-footed (more…)
Heading to the Douro River
Where do the grapes come from?
A tram rolls through Porto’s streets
Twenty years ago during a particularly pleasant work related boondoggle I visited Porto Portugal for the first time. Though I include the stop on my travel resume, the visit was (more…)
Though a statue honors the local pepper sellers, we found it hard to find pimentos de Padrón in Padrón.
Since our first visit to Northern Spain we’ve had a strong affinity for pimentos de Padrón. These some times spicy little green peppers are addictive; our cravings have led to clinical (more…)
Catedral de Santiago de Compostela
The web of routes that make up the Way of Saint James have one thing in common; they all lead to Santiago de Compostela in Galicia Spain.
Tower of Hercules in A Coruña Spain
The pictures on the Internet looked cool. And Wikipedia’s description of the Tower of Hercules made us want to visit even more. Torre de Hércules, as the Tower of Hercules is known in Galician, is an ancient Roman lighthouse located on a peninsula near A Coruña in the northwest of Spain. This we had to see.
The Roman Walls of Lugo
On the way from Oviedo to Santiago de Compostela we stopped in Lugo to see the walls. Though we can stare at walls pretty much anywhere, Lugo’s walls aren’t just any walls.
Cathedral of San Salvadora in Oviedo (HDR)
“Oviedo is a delicious, exotic, beautiful, clean, pleasant, tranquil and pedestrianised city. It is as if it did not belong to this world, as if it did not exist … Oviedo is like a fairy-tale.”