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Monday, October 7, 2019

Arrived in Oviedo

Aloha Everyone,

Spain is made up of 17 autonomous regions, or autonomous communities, and 50 provinces. Asturias, where Oviedo is located, is one of them. This area is part of a former kingdom and a stronghold of Christianity against the Moors tracing back to the 13th centuries. Residents of Oviedo are proud of its medieval old town, and the Oviedo Cathedral.

After 7 hours on the road, 4 1/2 hours on a train, we arrived at our destination. Our AirBNB host Ruben lives next door to the apartment unit we are renting for the next 2 weeks. He met us to check us in and enthusiastically gave us verbal highlights of Oviedo. However, the two of us were too travel weary to listen to all the details.

Conveniently, a mid-size supermarket is just two minutes walk. J.J. and I went out immediately to purchase needed provisions and settled down for dinner. I had hot oatmeal with almond milk, something I have been craving for. It should take us a couple of days to settle in.

Aloha -- Cathi