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WINTER SPORTS IN ASTURIAS: ENJOY YOUR WINTERTIME

On our skin we still have the salt and the sun of the summer season that is coming to an end and with it also the holidays and the summertime. From bikinis to sweaters, from t-shirts to jackets. Along with the season, habits also change, especially sports ones. From surfing on the seashore to skiing…

TSUNAMI XIXON: THE RISING ROCK FESTIVAL IN SPAIN

The Tsunami Festival has just finished, but we still have the adrenaline for surfing the tidal wave at rock rhythm. Laboral University has been invaded by more than 25,000 people announcing another sold out for the third edition of the hottest rock festival in Spain. As the bigger Metal brother Resurrection Fest, this rock festival…

GIJON’S VINTAGE SHOPS: THE PAST COMES BACK IN THE PRESENT

In the last years vintage fashion has returned to invade the streets of our cities, bringing an air of melancholy from years gone by. To fully understand the “Vintage” phenomenon, we must start from the etymology of the word that derives from the French “vendenge” that means “vintage wine”. In fact, like vintage wines, the…

WHERE TO EAT VEGAN IN ASTURIAS

Lately, everyone talks about natural alimentation and in particular, about vegan alimentation. Most of Asturian’s typical dishes are made with meat or fish. So, for a vegan it’s quite difficult to find a suitable restaurant in Asturias. Anyway, this situation is starting to change. In the last period a lot of restaurants with vegetarian and…

PRESTOSO FEST: THE MAIN HEADLINERS ARE THE LANDSCAPES

Prestoso Fest is not just a normal festival. The keywords to describe this festival are friends, nature, music and love to explore the beauty of Asturias. It takes place every year in August. This year is going to be from 8/09 to 11/09. Get ready for it! We interviewed Jose Luis Rodríguez-Mera, one of the organizers,…

TSUNAMI FEST XIXON: THE BEST ROCK MEETS GIJON

Summer is coming in Asturias and the people are ready to welcome the summer’s festival vibes. The 3rd and 4th of August Gijon hosts the third edition of Tsunami Xixon. Tsunami Xixon is a music festival that was born in 2017 with the aim of spreading the music in all Gijon. The music offered is…

GIJ0N MOTOWEEKEND: THE ROAR OF THE MOTORBIKE

The fifth edition of the Gijon MotoWeekend has just ended, and we still have adrenaline on us. The Gijon MotoWeekend is the most important motorcycle festival in all of Spain, finding a unique fusion of motorcycles, music and gastronomy. MotoWeekend has brought to Gijon a complete offer for leisure and entertainment. The main brands in…

GIJÓN’S DRIVE IN CINEMA

Despite its popularity in the United States, the drive-in cinema never really got past first gear in Spain. The ‘Autocine of Gijón’ is the only one of its kind in all of northern Spain and one of the only 4 that still remain in operation throughout the country. August,1993. The Autocine Gijón opens its doors with…

CLIMBING ANGLIRU, A CYCLIST’S DREAM

Few climbs are so feared by professional and amateur cyclists as the Alto de l’Angliru. Often called the hardest climb in Europe. A monster of 12,5 km at an average gradient of 10,1 percent. But these numbers don’t tell the whole story, the reality is worse… In 1999, the organization of the Vuelta a España…

A VISIT TO CIUDADELA DE CELESTINO SOLAR

The Ciudadelas or Courts are groups of houses of 30 m², inside an enclosure. They were little societies, people shared toilets and lived with on average 80 to 100 people in a small area. These houses were shared by up to 11 people. When Gijón underwent an industrialization at the end of the 19th century,…