During a short trip to the Picos de Europa, I found a village I want to spend more time in. It sits alongside a reservoir which has now covered several villages. The mountains rise up from the turquoise water, inviting us to explore.
Back in December we had an open house for our friends and neighbors. Here are a few photos of what we did.
We picked up family and friends from the Porto airport and took some time to see the city.
Here are some photos we have taken over the last few months here in Ponferrada. For more, see here.
We stopped for an afternoon in Segovia. It is known for its 1st century aqueduct and Queen Isabela’s castle (where Christopher Columbus received the financial backing from Spain to sail).
Photos from a quick stop in Ávila on our way to Talavera, Spain.
Last week we took friends from Minnesota up into the mountains around El Bierzo. By accident we found out that the one time king of Peru was born in this little village (Villanueva).
On our way back from an errand we decided to visit a village which we hadn’t been to. We met a really nice couple who showed us around their grove of chestnut trees, pointed out routes to hike, and even sent us home with a bag of their garden potatoes.
Everyone allows Tanzen to take a picture of them
A few weeks ago with found this beautiful little place for a picnic in our valley. We even saw an otter!
“El que lee mucho y anda mucho, ve mucho y sabe mucho.”
― Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de La Mancha