We are burning. Our green paradise is slowly turning black under the fires that scar our landscapes and kill our wildlife. Yet many people will believe that this is inevitable and will not lay the blame squarely on the right shoulders. They'll go on about irresponsible farmers or hunters, but nobody cares to investigate... Continue Reading →
The coast of Asturias offers its charm and the honesty of its rugged cliffs. If you want to enjoy peace and beauty, come up north. Come to Asturias! #TheOtherSpain
There's something that nobody realizes. Urbanites, ecologists, civil servants and farmers are attacking each other. They all want the same thing: for forests not to burn but some of them want to impose their blanket rules in spite of the needs, traditions, lifestyles and knowledge of the flora and fauna of the others. Not... Continue Reading →
A short walk takes us into another world. We leave behind the urban centre of Navia and enter the world of winding country roads, farms and emerald green silence, broken only by the distant bark of a dog or the whistling of a passing bird. There is nothing arid in this lush paradise.... Continue Reading →
There is a light that we don't often see... Twilight is a mysterious time, bordering the day that has just ended and the night that is to come.
Winter in the mountains of western Asturias, 2010. If you don't come, you'll never see it. If you never see it, you'll never believe it. This is a different Spain, rougher and authentic, full of real beauty, a panoply of sensations, sights and scents. Panoply
As the year draws to a close, the light becomes scarce. The sun flares one last time til tomorrow... Sweet dreams. Buas noites dende Navia.
This is a link to a very interesting and insightful article by David Wacks about Asturias, my home region. For those of you who know Spain, it will be a surprise. For all of you, it will break down your stereotyped vision of a country that is so diverse that it could easily be several... Continue Reading →