Walking Gijon

Walking Gijon

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I wrote in my piece last night about winding down here in Gijon.  There are some interesting contrasts to Oviedo where I had previously been hanging out.  First, the obvious Gijon although only about 49 miles north of Oviedo is a beach town.  A former fishing village with a port.  As such it’s a town focused on beaches, watersports including surfing.  There’s a nice little aquarium here.

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Unlike Oviedo there’s not a lot olof street art, mostly the standard statues to past heroes and religious figures. There are a few churches, but nothing like the fancy churches and cathedral in Oviedo.

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I like Gijon, the weather is great, the beaches are nice. There’s a walkway along the beach for at least 5 miles. The food has been good.

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One other difference is that as a beach community and a little more tourist focused. There’s more English here.  Several of the desk clerks speak English, the entrance person at the aquarium.  A lot more signs here have English translations and generally people seem to be more patient with my bad Spanish.

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I’ve enjoyed both towns and would consider coming back someday.  I have one full day left here before I head for Santiago de Campostela  for a few days. Hope you are all well and have a happy day my friends. – Rev Kane

About revmichaelkane

Reverend Michael Kane is a writer, photographer, educator, speaker, adventurer and a general sampler of life. His most recent book about hiking and happiness is Appalachian Trail Happiness available in soft cover and Kindle on Amazon
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