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June 27, 2016 Beach Day at Chipiona

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My first Couchsurfing experience was superb!!! Between Oviedo and Madrid, I have planned a two-day stay in Valladolid; since it’s a short stay and I didn’t know anyone there, I have decided to try Couchsurfing. Jorge was actually my backup, … Continue reading

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During my two-month stay in Oviedo, I had two conversation partners. The first one is María, a mother of two and a hardcore Real Oviedo football fan. She’s been learning Mandarin Chinese at a private school for 1.5 years, so … Continue reading

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I think my tía Blanca is crazy, but I love her!!!

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I love seafood and I have heard a lot about them in Asturias. Yet, for various reasons, I never got to try them out in Oviedo. To fare me well, Silvia took us to sidrería El Gato Negro. We shared … Continue reading

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Sabbatical Self Challenge #6: Learn Asturian Folk Dance!!! ¡¡¡Pumba, dale!!! Y al pin pín dale dale. Y al pin pín dale dale yáaaaaaaaa It’s a free 2-hour workshop on Friday evening at a village called Soto de Reí. Later that … Continue reading

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chilatour: May 14, 2016 Farewell Dinner at Mamá Lucía’s. School will be done by the end of May, which means Enol and Saori – the two 21-year-old students staying with mamá now – are going to leave Oviedo soon. Just … Continue reading

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