Summer ’16 Europe Adventure: August

This is the ‘Part 2’ of our Summer ’16 Adventure. This article details our trips to Brighton & London, and our journey back to Southern Spain via France & Asturias, Northern Spain:

‘Part 1’ can be found here: Summer ’16 Europe Adventure: July

Our planned trip: Chenonceaux, Hendaye, Asturias, Toledo & then Terreros

Days 1-7

Revisiting many of our favourite Sussex haunts & a fantastic visit to The Chilli Fiesta.

Lewes, Sussex
The Chilli Fiesta

Days 8- 17

We were fortunate to house/pet sit in Brighton for the remainder of our stay in the UK. This enabled us to explore our old City & take some trips to London.

Old & New, Brighton

If you fancy a walking tour of London here is a link to a previous article

Loxwood Joust, Sussex

Days 18-20

We left the UK from Newhaven to Dieppe on the overnight ferry on Wednesday 17th. Our first stop was Chenonceaux for 2 nights & then a further stop in Hendaye, France before crossing the border into Spain.

Days 21-28 near Villavicosia, Asturias Spain

We arrived late afternoon after travelling through the amazing scenery of los Picos de Europa in Cantabria & Asturias.

Beautiful countryside of Asturias

We booked a casa rural through Airbnb in the countryside near Villavicosia.

Traditional Hórreos (granary) built on stilts
Amazing food, sidra & scenery

Days 28-31: Toledo 

After the peace & quiet of Asturias, the bustle of city life in the peak of the summer season & heat of 37°, came as a shock.

Toledo is packed with history & culture but in hindsight, spring or autumn would perhaps be a better time to visit to enable sightseeing in a more comfortable climate.

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