La Posada de Alajar
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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 ...
... in mountain air adds to the flavor, even though the pigs tend to
be raised mostly at lower elevations which have more of the acorn-producing
Holm Oak trees, and Jabugo is the mountain town in the Sierra that allegedly
has the finest mountain air for the long curing.
As best I can tell Jamon Iberico and Jamon de Bellota has a
significantly firmer and tastier flesh than most of the general Jamon Serrano I’ve
had in Spain. To be honest, a ...
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 ...
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
The first day’s hike was naturally going to be a preparatory
one for the longer ones, a relatively easy loop hike of 13 kilometers (8 miles)
up over a ridge and down into the town of Alajar and back. The morning started
about a little misty but the skies cleared up nicely later in the morning for a
nice day overall.
As it turns out, the chestnuts Castna del Robledo is named
for are not in fact native to ...