I don’t know what it is about Cantabria, but to-date it’s my favorite place in Europe, and probably the only region of Spain which I have visited several times â€“ and I don’t intend on stopping.
I haven’t been here in a whileâ€¦ the truth is that work has completely consumed me this summer. The few free days I had in June and July were spent moving outside of Madrid and settling in. And suddenly we’re in September, and I find myself sitting in one place, just counting down the days to my next trip (albeit a short one).
You now know perfectly well what my favorite destination in Spain is – the north, with its small and large towns, and houses built in the middle of nowhere. Its somewhere I can go at any time of the year and today I invite you to enjoy a walk around Santander.
I’m sitting here wrapped in a warm blanket, wondering what I should post next. I’ve accumulated a lot of material over the past months and there is a long list of great places which are waiting for their chance to be shown on my blog. What is hopefully the last bout of winter weather steers my thoughts to warm places, and this time itâ€™s not AndalucĂa which springs to mind, but the somewhat warmer Extremadura â€“ one of the hotter destinations I’ve been to in Spain.Â
After two years of regular trips to Spain, I have noticed a strange change in my behavior – I have started to stop and talk to people. Its gotten to the stage, that as soon as I see someone with a guidebook or map at the airport or on the plane, I go up and speak to them. I then come to the realization, that a 3-hour flight is just not enough time to describe all of the places in Spain that are worth visiting, but which the average European knows little, or nothing about.
This is part 2 of our weekend trip to Portugal. For part 1, click here.
In hearing about Porto, I’m guessing that you’re imagining pretty, colourful townhouses situtated on the hills, lights glistening in the Douro river, blue skies, the Ponte Luis I bridge against the backdrop of a setting sun…
Summer is coming! This means it’s time to think about your ideal vacation.
Imagine the sea, mountains, greenery, sandy beaches & rocks, forests, wild fields and sometimes a quaint town, a setting sun & cloudless sky or even a dramatically cloudy day. This is Asturias in Summer…