Aracena Park Hotel & Spa
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Travel Blogs from Aracena
... and a pleasant family inn to stay in for the week. Compared to some of the treks I’ve done, though, I found the terrain and scenery for the hikes to be a bit tame and rather similar from day to day, but I knew those would both be the case when I booked the trip. I guess I was up for a somewhat easy active holiday after doing some more significant challenges last year with my Langtang Valley and Annapurna Circuit treks in ...
... first south and downwards to the small town of Santa Ana la Real where
we stopped in a bar for a coffee, then over ridges and through vales to Aguas
Frias and then Los Romeros where we stopped a bar for lunch. And guess what the
lunch choices were – more pork! I went for the Serranito, a kind of club
sandwich with Lomo de Iberico (pork loin), Serrano Ham, Fried Egg, and a
roasted chili pepper that really hit the spot.
From there it was ...
... pig too and the dessert of locally grown chestnuts preserved in syrup over vanilla ice cream was superb! Pork has come to be known as "the other white meat" because it’s generally light-colored when cooked despite being the flesh of a large mammal. The flesh of the local acorn-fed Iberico breed of pig, though, is far from white, and the cooked loin meat is as red and dark as that of beef with a far richer flavor than the normal pork I’m used ...
... descent route and the town about 300 meters (1,000
feet) below. The town of Almonaster la Real was originally a Roman settlement
but contained a monastery during Visigothic times from which it begot its
Arabicized name Almonaster during the Moorish era. The lasting remains of that
epoch is a significant tenth-century Mezquita (mosque) dramatically located on
a hill above town.
From Almonaster La Real our posada hosts ...
... And then we had baked beans which were good, everyone else was amazed that I did not put my baked beans on the toast that was on my plate. I ate the toast first and then everyone said at once that the toast was for the baked beans, the English way. Then of course there was lots of wine, always good. I got up to clear my place and heard but you don't want ...