Sierra de Aracena Hotel
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... 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 ...
... shrimp – which are served whole in Spain with heads and
all). While the Lomo Iberico with the goat cheese sauce three nights earlier
was a little strong in flavor for my tastebuds, this evening’s Solomillo de
Iberico (Pork tenderloin) with a sauce of cream, sherry, and local mushrooms
was exquisite. Nevertheless, after almost a week of eating swine twice a day I’ll
be ready for some alternative protein source once I leave the Sierra.
... is part of a mineral-rich pyritic belt that extends into far southern Portugal. The Rio Tinto (Red River) gets its name from its natural very red color that results from the red algae that thrive in its highly acidic waters from the sulfurous mineral deposits that support little other life. Early man figured out around 5,000 years ago in what’s called the copper age that there were useful mineral deposits here and begin mining. The mining ...
geological names than I’ve seen in caves elsewhere. The normal tour is only in
Spanish, but our guide Craig (of Scottish background) is a geologist by
training and was able to explain them all in English with enormous enthusiasm.
Unfortunately, though, they don’t allow pictures in the caverns, except of
course the one their photographer will take of you for which they’ll charge you
Hola, no photos today, but had to tell you about the dinner I had. There were 2 kinds of sausage, I only had the one! One was pigeon sausage. Yes, you heard me right. Sausage made from pigeon meat. It wasn't bad, the spices in it made it good. The other I did not eat. Blood pudding sausage. And it was just that, sausage made with congealed blood and nothing more. It ...