I went on holiday last week to my favourite place in Spain, Asturias. Why is it my favourite? The food and the people. Why couldn’t I live there, the food! Honestly I would be at least twenty kilos heavier if I lived in Asturias. The food is voluminous and gorgeous. The weather isn’t great in Asturias you know. It is not called the green coast for no reason. It rains. We were there for ten days and we had two full beach days possible although we did actually go to the beach more than that, not too much just enough to not get bored.
But what is the point of this article apart from telling you that you must visit Asturias? Well Asturias is going to be featured in the second issue of the iPad only Spanish Property magazine (As long as the app gets approved by Apple and the first one actually gets out before all of the houses in it are sold ) Property in Asturias is very different from other parts of Spain, never overbuilt because of that darn weather it is known in Spain as “Paraiso Natural”, a place full of unspoilt areas of high mountains where bears and wolves roam freely still, delicious green valleys, mines and miners and endless numbers of beaches, coves and cliffs diving into the Cantabrian Sea with a background of peaks and cloudy mountain ranges.
Asturias is Spain and the rest Tierra Conquistada according to the Asturians as it was never occupied by the Moorish invaders (Don’t tell the Asturians this but they didn’t much fancy the weather) Asturias is also a brilliant place to experience that elusive real Spain where community is strong and the people ultra friendly. You have to experience it to understand. Here are some photos anyway for you to get an idea of why Asturian life is different.