Hotel Castilla

Corrida 50, Gijón, Asturias, 33206, Spain and Canary Islands | 2 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Gijón

Carnaval in the sun

A travel blog entry by jessie-7

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Saturday was carnival day in Oviedo. Here they celebrate carnaval a week later than everywhere else so that people can go to the carnivals in Avilés and Gijón the weekend before. I'm not one for dressing up but after being told by various people that everyone wears a costume I decided to make a bit of an effort. I bought some artificial flowers and gold stars from a treasure trove full of bargains, also known here as a Chinese bazaar. I put the flowers and ...

New Year's Eve with a Spanish twist

A travel blog entry by jessie-7

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... which team can finish a can of squirty cream first by spraying it in everyone's mouth! They're a very lively bunch and lots of fun. Everyone there is very welcoming, from the little toddlers who shyly say hola, to the teenagers who want to test out their English on a native, to the old ladies who hug me and pray that God will bless me. They're good for the soul!
But I had to leave as Mireya was expecting me. I got really lost trying ...

The best Christmas present

A travel blog entry by jessie-7

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After lots of eager anticipation Christmas Eve finally arrived. I got up early to get to the airport for 10:10am - when the flight from Stansted was due to get in. A flight from Madrid had just landed when I got there so I watched some emotional reunions as daughters, partners and dads greeted their loved ones with weeks or months' worth of hugs. I waited eagerly for my family to walk through the door and for the perfect Christmas reunion to unfold. All the passengers ...

EXCITEMENT!!!

A travel blog entry by jessie-7

... I don't feel Christmassy at all. There's plenty of festive spirit around with the Christmas lights in the streets, Christmas songs playing everywhere and the really lovely Nativity scene set up in Cathedral Square. I've come to the conclusion that it's because I'm not with my family and friends. Christianity aside, it's the people you love who make Christmas, and I won't feel festive until they arrive!
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Volunteering at the Colegio

A travel blog entry by slbrown17

... so it was really sad on Monday. We learned Christmas words Monday, and then they drew pictures that went with the words. Their drawings were so cute! Before I left, each student came up to me and said "This is for you. Thank you very much." Maria, the teacher, had to help them a little but it was so cute! Each of them drew me a picture ...

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This 2 star hotel is located in the Centro area of Gijón.
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