Travel Blogs from Aranda de Duero
... n is a great place and the food looks terrific. This area is known as the Basque region and seems so different from the rest of Spain. It is up near the French border, so further North and hence much cooler. And it is quite mountainous around here, too. We walked up to a statue of Christ (quite a climb) and had a fabulous view of the city and surrounds. Then down in to ...
Another hot day, today - about 36, 37 degrees. Visited a winery called Emina this morning (founder is Carlos Moro from the Matarromera group) which is very near a sweet little village called San Bernardo and went on a tour which was so interesting as our guide spoke English. A third of their revenue is spent on research and development and they have ...
Drove on a motorway this morning and I have been struck by how similar the country looks to Australia. Lots of cropping on the first part of the trip and centre pivots. And some of the motorway was lined with Lavendar which looked gorgeous. We then got in to the vine growing area of Central Spain called Ribera Del Duero and I likened some of it to the area around Padthaway. We are staying in a castle called Real Castillo de Curiel for 2 nights - have just arrived ...
... a section of the floor, and a deep silence prevails for some minutes. Then it is time for coffee, and the drive back to Caluerega. One of the brothers opens the shop for us and the tower. The views from the tower are spectacular. No wonder the earliest inhabitants built here. Any would-be invader would be spotted immediately! In the late afternoon, we sample the wine in the local tavern and chat. Dinner is, as usual at 9pm, quite late by my ...
I woke up just before dawn this morning and took a walk to the hill overlooking Caluerega. There is a large cross here (cross of St George) and the view takes in the monastery and the outer homes of the small village. Beyond that are green fields, some ploughed ready for grain crops and others with young grape vines. The wine industry is growing in this region of Spain. Breakfast is simple, bread rolls, fruit ...
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