So you know how earlier in the week I posted about the top 5 places I want to visit in Spain? Well, one of them was Asturias, and I hinted that I might be going sooner than I thought with a little luck.

Well, it happened! I’m going to Asturias for the weekend.

I’ll be attempting a world record for drinking Asturian cider, tasting some of the best regional food, visiting the famous lakes in Covadonga, and seeing three new cities.


Photo credit: Maninas on Flickr – the Basílica in Covadonga

It’s going to be a long weekend of travel and fun! I’m so excited.

I’m lucky because my employer let me do a ‘puente’ -(bridge). That’s where you take a day or two around a holiday off work as well – ‘bridging’ the gap between them to make a long weekend. That means it’s a 4-day weekend for me. (Thursday was All Saints’ Day. I think the day after Halloween should always be a holiday.)

Actually, as you read this, I’ll already be in Asturias! I’ll be back on Monday (we’ll see if I’m in any state to blog, I may just fall straight into bed). Have a great weekend, everybody!