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DON'S TRAVELS

LA TIENDA'S FOUNDER, DON HARRIS, REFLECTS ON THE FASCINATING CULTURE & CUISINE OF SPAIN

Escaping Modern Stress on the Santiago Camino

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Escaping Modern Stress on the Santiago Camino

Text message, email alert, newsfeed, Facebook update, Instagram post ... enough!  How can we get away from hectic daily life and find some peace?  Spain has a 1,000-year old solution that is more popular than ever.  It is called the Camino de Santiago.
 
Every year hundreds of thousands of pilgrims walk and cycle the ancient road to Santiago de Compostela.  They travel through tiny stone...

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About Jamón Serrano

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About Jamón Serrano

Jamón Serrano is a source of great pride among Spaniards. From time immemorial in the mountains of Spain, artisans have packed fresh hams in sea salt and hung them from their rafters to cure. A year to eighteen months later the jamones are ready to mount on special stands that are designed so that anyone can stop by, carve a few paper-thin slices, and enjoy an impromptu snack – perhaps with...

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REGIONS OF SPAIN

Basque Country

Our family enjoys visiting the proud and gracious Basque people -- not only to enjoy their famous cuisine, but because we enjoy the flavor of their life as sea-going people. They are intimately tied to the sea in every imaginable way – from the many small fishing boats plying the Bay, to the great port of Bilbao and the elegant seaside city of San Sebastián.

Formerly only known as a bustling...

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A Trip Through Old Spain

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A Trip Through Old Spain

Following this route we revisited some of our favorite towns of Andalucía before heading north along the Portuguese border in Extremadura. We turned west to the Celtic lands of Galícia including the pilgrimage city of Santiago de Compostela and along the Cantabrian coast to Asturias (where the Reconquista began in the 8th century). We headed south to León driving through a breathtaking mountain...

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