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From 91 Days in Oviedo
Oviedo is the capital of Asturias, the lushly green northern province of Spain. An ancient, noble city surrounded by unbelievable nature, Oviedo provided a wonderful base for three months of hiking, sight-seeing and culture. This was our first location in our 91 day travel project, and we couldn’t have picked a better place to start. Bebin reading from the beginning of our journey, or skip to the end. Visit the comprehensive index of everything we wrote about, or just check out a few posts, selected at random, below:

El Yantar de Campomanes
When the waiter set down my first plate, a rich garbanzo bean stew with cabbage and shrimps, I couldn’t believe my eyes. It was enough to nourish Kenya for a week! Instead of presenting rational serving sizes, many restaurants in Asturias offer up an entire pot and allow you to scoop out whatever amount you’d like. It makes me wonder what’s done with the left-overs, because there are always plenty. I mean, I’m an fairly large guy and have a healthy appetite, but there’s no way I could finish even half of what they put down in front of me. And that’s just the first course!

Sep 03, 2010


No Shortage of Drinking Water
Almost every drinking fountain in the city is constantly spurting water.

Aug 08, 2010


Fernando Valdés Salas – Inquisitor, Educator, Fanatic
Valdés was a heavyweight in the 16th century Catholic hierarchy; a politically-motivated self-promoter who rose to power via the Inquisition. He was named bishop of Oviedo in 1532 and eventually established himself as the Grand Inquisitor, gaining infamy as a particularly fanatical judge with a special hatred for Lutherans. He hated them so much, that he successfully petitioned the pope for permission to burn groups alive on giant bonfires. All in the name of the Church, of course, because that kind of thing is what Jesus loves most.

Sep 19, 2010

For 91 Days in Oviedo – The E-Book

We’ve made the effort to convert our blog about Oviedo and Asturias into an e-book. For 91 Days in Oviedo contains all of our articles and a selection of over 150 of our best pictures. With an index sorted by category, links to the original blog posts, and cross-references spread throughout, the e-book is a perfect companion for a trip to Oviedo.


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Direct Download (PDF, MOBI)

For just a few bucks, you can download your own copy of the book for use on your e-reader or computer, giving you access to our anecdotes and articles wherever you are, without having to connect to the internet. And, buying the e-book is a great way to support our project… take a look at some sample pages from the PDF.

Don’t forget to check out our other e-book, from our 91 days in Savannah!