Villa Turistica Hotel
Travel Blogs from Huelva
... salad of mixed lettuce, local goat cheese, ground local hazelnuts, and a sherry vinaigrette dressing followed by something called Capricho de Sarrano, a dish which turned out to be medium-cooked medallions of local Iberico pork wrapped in local Jamon de Iberico with a touch of sauce made with local goat cheese. It tasted incredible, but they say you are what you eat and all this pork is turning me into a little piggy. Once ...
... I have learned on this trip in the Sierra Aracena is
that any cured ham in Spain can be called Jamon Serrano, which essentially
means mountain ham. Only that produced from the meat of the special dark-colored
breed of pig, Cerdo Iberico, can be called Jamon Iberico. And only the meat of
the breed if it’s been raised on a diet of acorns can be called Jamon Iberico
de Bellota, the supposedly tastiest swine leg of all. Supposedly curing over
... 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 ...
... remote location but almost directly
underneath the hilltop castle built almost six centuries before the cavern’s
discovery. I honestly wasn’t expecting too much because I had never heard about
them previously, but they turned out to be one of the most beautiful caves I’ve
ever seen in terms of the formations in them, less a matter of sheer size than
the fantastic stalagtites, stalagmites, and other ...
... during the day between 12 noon and dinner (dinner is generally served between 8pm and 10pm in Spain). We have a tendency to go out for tapas have a glass of wine or a soft drink at ‘Aussie’ lunch/dinner time partake of a tapas or two as we watch the world go by and call it our meal.
Old Seville is a beautiful city to walk around and get lost in. Narrow one way streets and pedestrian only laneways twist and turn this way and ...