Sunday, July 21, 2013

Off to Asturias!

Friday´s excursion took us to the northern province of Asturias, where we would visit both Oviedo (home to a number of rather "curious" statues and also an IUHPFL program site) and the coastal city of Gijón. Students were eager to get on the road, as they hoped the good weather we had as we left León would follow us all the way to the beach. Luckily, the rain did hold out until our return, allowing us plenty of time to to enjoy the sun  and warm temperatures.

In Oviedo, we took a walking tour through some of the city´s most important sites and stopped to pose with a few of those "curious" statues. Can anyone identify the famous American actor we spotted?

 As we made our way through the city, we also stopped at the cathedral and at the El Fontán market. Needless to say, some students were quite suprised (or grossed out) by the products they found on display! Here, they were also able to try carbayones, a typical pastry made of almond paste. A few students liked them so much they went back to the bakery to buy another!

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