The many countries of Spain

"As you cross the border, you know you're in Asturias" We have friends who have bought property at the foot of a mountain range known as the Picos de Europa in Asturias, northern Spain.  We like Asturias, and as they said, you know you're in Asturias the minute you cross the border.  Unlike neighbouring Cantabria, …

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In Search of the Soplao

"Where are you going, Alex?" Alex stops to catch his breath. "They call it the Soplao." Astraes, deeply impressed opens his eyes wide.  Hesitating at first, he eventually declares, "I wanna go with you." "Only pirates can go." "I wanna be a pirate.  I can be a pirate, I's Cap'n Khal." "Cap'n Khal's a girl," …

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