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This site is solely dedicated to my travelling experiences both locally and abroad. When I say locally, it refers to my escapade in my home country, the Philippines; while abroad covers my travels in Asia, Europe and UK, Canada, USA, Australia, New Zealand, as well as my future trips to Africa, China and Arabic countries.

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Sunday, 26 October 2008

Picos de Europa - Asturias (Spain)

I LOVE OUTDOORS to capture the uniqueness and borderless nature of our Mother Earth. I don't know but walking in a rugged terrain or slippery flat grasses gives me a different feeling - the adrenalin to explore Nature and able to understand its origin, shape, color, texture and composition.

My first visit to Spain was overwhelming considering that the country had a historical significance to the Philippines. I am lucky to have a Spanish friend who is hospitable enough to accommodate me and two of my other friends and toured us around Madrid and the northern part of the country, Asturias. Just a quick trivia, our Philippine national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal did pursue his study in medicine and learned fencing as a sport in Madrid.

Asturias is one of the provinces that Picos de Europa (Peaks of Europe) is situated. Considered as the Spanish Alps, it is almost 5 hours to reach this place (by car) from Madrid. The main attraction of these summits is accessible by cable cars from the foot of Fuente de. Fuente de is located 1.5 hours away from where we stayed in Cangas de Onis.

Picos de Europa's attraction is not comparable to other mountain treks that I have done in the past. It has different appeal to me which I love to go back again and be at the middle of these white granite rock mountains. The scissors-blade-like peaks provide an illusion that they touch the limitless blue sky.

There are several trails to choose from and there is a hotel at the middle of the wilderness if anyone prefers to stay overnight or for a few days and explore other long walk trails. From the landing area (viewing deck and restaurant) of the cable cars at the top of the mountain provides an excellent panoramic view (landscape) of the neighbouring lowlands of Fuente de.

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