Spain

Oviedo, Jewel of The North

Spain is a place rich with culture. In the North, you have the origin of the Spanish language with a deep root in Catholic culture, while in the south you have a very vibrant and rich Arabic influence. These two contrasting cultures brew the wonderfully vibrant cocktail that is Spain! As you know, I first started my journey in Oviedo, which was the first capitol of Spain. The influences of that ancient kingdom were ever present as I walked down the cobblestone streets and gazed upon all the family crests that decorated ancient family homes. In Old Town no street was wasted, each had its own purpose. Calle de Huevos was, you guessed it, used to sell Eggs. Market tents littered the plaza during the day and at night the musicians crept out and began to saturateย the city in sound. I had never witness anything so unique in all my…

Spain, First Days

Whenever I travel, I make it a goal to wander about aimlessly and really dive into this new world which I am witnessing. Spain was no exception. As soon as my legs landed in this fertile country, I was on the move. I reached Oviedo which is nestled in Northern Spain in the beautiful green forests of Asturias. As I stepped off the train, a surge of culture and history rushed to greet me. The streets were filled with children kicking soccer balls and playing with tops, while parents watched on. I had never seen a city so busy and full of life, it seemed to grab my heart in an instant and never let go. Every day was filled with a reason to celebrate life, from beckoning in the Reign of Spring, to a festival in admiration of nature, the people of Oviedo rushed to greet life and celebrate…

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