A Slow Spanish Summer

After having lived and loved living in Granada for 18 months, in summer 2015 my wife and I decided that we would spend a a few months travelling to places we had always wanted to visit. Like many people, we had a long list of destinations but in the end, we went for the USA, Cuba and Spain. It really was an incredible trip and we hope to travel to other places on our list in the future. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be publishing posts on the 5-month trip starting with the Spanish leg.

As we live in Andalucia, we’ve travelled around a lot of the area and know it reasonably well, so we wanted to go further afield. Although we wanted to visit the whole of the rest of the country, it wouldn’t have been practical in the time we had, so we decided to visit the ‘North’ ie Galicia, Cantabria and Asturias some time in the future, but for now we would focus our 6-week Spanish trip on the ‘centre’ of the country.

Tomate aliñado (aka tomatoes, olive oil and an insane amount of fiery garlic. Wonderful!

To give you an idea, we first drove to the village of Alájar in the province of Huelva and then among other places, went to Cáceres, Salamanca, Ávila, Segovia, Madrid, Toledo, Valencia, Alicante and then back to Granada. The trip involved a multitude of wonderful experiences across different parts of Spain including the extreme dry heat of Extremadura in summertime, the best tortilla I’ve ever had in a bar in Madrid, gingerbread nuns in Avila, the gloriously medieval architecture of Cáceres and seeing lovely friends along the way.

So, there you go. The next post will be Part 1…

By the way, if you’re on Instagram, I’ve just started posting images from the trip daily.
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