Sierra de Aracena Hotel
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... our host Craig's wife Sascha met us with nice picnic lunch of sandwich meats and bread, tortilla espanola, flan, junk food, salads, and a dessert box from a bakery, fortification for the hour long uphill slog back to Cortelazor where our week of trekking ended.
For dinner we went back to Maricastana, the more upscale of Castano de Robledo’s two restaurants for another gourmet dinner of locally sourced foods. I chose ...
... and away to the quite large and
somewhat industrial hilltop village of Jabugo. The name Jabugo makes Spaniards’
mouths water because it is a D.O.C. (Dominion Origen Controlee), a specific
area only from which a particular product which meats specific standards and
production processes can be produced, essentially a mark of quality. In this case
it is Spanish cured hams, and the town is full of industrial sized curing sheds
for the hams.
Yet another day in the Sierra dawns gray and rainy, this time as forecast. This was officially the tour's free day, the one without otherwise planned hikes or activities. Of the several options we were offered, which also included self-guided rainy day hikes, a trip to Seville on the public bus, and sitting around at the posada, nearly all in our group of 10 gravitated towards a day trip to Las Minas de Rio Tinto.
Much of Andalusia’s ...
... Knights Templars shortly after the Reconquista. There’s
not much to see in the castle and the church is fairly plain, but the views
over town are wonderful.
Aracena’s principal attraction is the Gruta de la Marvillas
(Cave of the Wonders), the largest and most impressive cave in Spain, said to
have been discovered in the mid-1800s by a young boy in search of a lost pig.
Interestingly, these caves are not ...
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 ...