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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:

The Bizarre Beach of Gulpiyuri
Gulpiyuri’s name isn’t its only bizarre facet: this beach is found completely inland, in a gorgeous little cove which looks like something out of a fantasy. I kept expecting to see Christopher Atkins and Brooke Shields rolling around on the sand, making out. The Cantabrian Sea bored through the earth to create this sandy spot, and though you can’t see the ocean, its waves to lap the shore just like any beach. Like a magical wave pool.

Oct 20, 2010


The Asturian Hymn
Take away the bagpipes, and the tune sounds oddly familiar. Here’s the English language translation of the lyrics, courtesy Wikipedia:

Oct 06, 2010


Crime and Murder in Oviedo
So, it’s all the more shocking when a brutal crime does occur. One month into our stay, a man slit his girlfriend’s throat, and set their apartment on fire, just a few blocks away from our place. He was arrested the next evening in Gijón. Both victim and perpetrator were from Ecuador, making the crime sadly typical: much of the violence in Spain occurs within immigrant communities, and far too much is chauvinist aggression against women.

Sep 15, 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!