Thursday, November 17, 2016

Barrow Wight and Gijón de Asturias

   A while ago I bought a couple of old Lord of the Rings box sets from the local store and the owner gave me one of the Barrow Wights as a gift. It is really a very nice miniature.

   To continue with our trip, next stop is Gijón de Asturias. A very nice port city of the northern Spain. The old part of the town has plenty sidrerías, where we tasted the famous sidra de Asturias. It is a low alcoholic drink with a strength 3 to 8% vol. One of the most outstanding characteristics is the way they serve it. They pour it in the traditional manner, in very small quantities from a height into a wide glass, with the arm holding the bottle extended upwards and the one holding the glass extended downwards. This technique is done to get air bubbles into the drink.

Puerto deportivo de Gijón

Rey Pelagius and the Palacio de Revillagigedo

Colegiata de San Juan Bautista

Casa Paquet

Iglesia de San José

My wife in front of a Sidrería 

A statue of empty sidra bottles!

and me!

   That´s all for today! Stay tuned for more!


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