Pueblos de España, Mini Blogs Vol 1: Xerta, Tarragona

Having decided that city guides are not the ideal home for my adventures into smaller picturesque towns and villages of Spain, I decided to make a new place for them. Many of them will be on the list of Pueblos Más Bonitos de España, or Most beautiful villages of Spain, Xerta is not one ofContinue reading “Pueblos de España, Mini Blogs Vol 1: Xerta, Tarragona”

The Valencian coastal tour, Day 1/6 Reus- Xerta 81km

This cycling trip is one of the longest I have done to date (and when COVID-19 no longer poses too many obstacles, I will make sure to go way further), starting from Reus in the Catalan province of Tarragona and finishing in Murcia about 580km away. This plan developed upon setting up my new lifeContinue reading “The Valencian coastal tour, Day 1/6 Reus- Xerta 81km”

Patatas a la Riojana, A truly hearty Spanish dish

Gastronomy in Spain varies greatly from region to region, but there are few places that are as highly talked about as La Rioja. Before even going there to visit there, my friends told me how well you can eat, and they were not wrong. The food is at the same level of quality as theContinue reading “Patatas a la Riojana, A truly hearty Spanish dish”

Camino de San Salvador day 2: Pola de Lena- Oviedo- Gijón

Day 2 of this adventure started with a lot of excitement and eagerness to get going despite the change in weather, and soreness in our legs from the previous day. 65km separated us from Gijón, though Oviedo would be where the official Camino de San Salvador would end. We set off later than we otherwiseContinue reading “Camino de San Salvador day 2: Pola de Lena- Oviedo- Gijón”

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”

Coca de Recapte, For Any Occasion.

You may end up wondering through a random street in any town along the Catalan speaking coast, and feel a little peckish and wonder into any bakery that may be around. The chances are that you are going to come across what looks like square pizza without the cheese, and several varieties of them inContinue reading “Coca de Recapte, For Any Occasion.”

City Guide: Santiago De Compostela

Having finished my last blog about the end of the Camino de Santiago, it only makes sense to write the next one about the iconic Galician capital in more detail. There’s always a risk that your destination for any long sporting trip may be a bit of an anticlimax, but Santiago is not one ofContinue reading “City Guide: Santiago De Compostela”

City Guide: Pamplona/ Iruña

The first thing anyone thinks about Pamplona, is the scene of bulls running wild, chasing adrenaline junkies through the old streets during San Fermin. However, this city is so much more than that, and you can really delve into a part of Spain that isn’t really well known at all. I learned so much aboutContinue reading “City Guide: Pamplona/ Iruña”