Cecina de León, The beef equivalent of Jamón Serrano

Throughout the whole of Spain, its not surprising to notice that dry cured meats in their various forms are ever- present in the culinary scene. Of course jamón and chorizo are found everywhere, but there is another big time player that you may come across in various parts of the country, and that is cecina.Continue reading “Cecina de León, The beef equivalent of Jamón Serrano”

Camino de San Salvador Day 1: León- Pola de Lena 95km

If you were to attempt the Camino de Santiago, you would quickly discover that León is a very important city on the most well known route, the Camino Francés. However, before crossing the Roman bridge of the Río Bernesga, you might have stumbled across a signal showing an alternative route on the wall of theContinue reading “Camino de San Salvador Day 1: León- Pola de Lena 95km”

A Hiking Tour of Las Médulas, León

Nestled in the Cantabrian mountains in the northwest of Spain, almost bordering Galicia, is a village with an ancient history known as Las Médulas. It was one of the first places I visited when I moved to León, and one that I would happily return to in a heartbeat. Despite being one of the mostContinue reading “A Hiking Tour of Las Médulas, León”

Camino de Santiago Day 3: Villafranca- La Laguna 39km

Day 3 of the Camino de Santiago was the day where it all went wrong. Me and my Brazilian friend Rafael had a rough night in the hostel we were in, because of the heavy rain making a load of noise for most of the night. This place offered a good breakfast to start usContinue reading “Camino de Santiago Day 3: Villafranca- La Laguna 39km”

Camino de Santiago Day 2: Astorga- Villafranca del Bierzo 81km

Day 2 was the make or break day in my mind. I knew if I was going to struggle as much as the previous day, I would seriously question my ability to complete this. Despite being in a sleeping bag, I slept like a baby, only to lose an hour with the clocks going forwardContinue reading “Camino de Santiago Day 2: Astorga- Villafranca del Bierzo 81km”