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Enjoying the ride in Spanish Lappland in the MontaΓ±as Vacias. ...

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I come from the Cider (Apfelwein) Region in Germany but wow was I surprised to see that Spain, especially Asturias is making their own Cider (Sidra). And it needs a special pouring method, which I couldn't belive until I saw it..The traditional pouring method involves holding the bottle as far above the glass as possible so that the stream hits the glass from height. Through the height, bubbles are created by the impact on the glass bottom, so that the drink is aerated and musty yeast gases escape and the fruity aroma unfolds. So it unlocks all the flavour and bring out its natural aromas. So don't miss this when you are in #asturias - Northern Spain πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Έ 😎πŸ₯ƒ ...

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Zuri and I are on the road again! πŸ˜πŸ•πŸš΄well on the beach to be precise. we started the Camino del Norte (Jakobsweg) in Laredo. Eventhough we're following the bicycle route we came to the beach to take a ferry right away. As you see it all started with an adventure and some help from strangers! I have the new #Insta360 rs with the 360 camera mode as my helmet camera now and it gave me some great views πŸ˜…πŸš΄
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Enjoying the ride in Spanish Lappland in the MontaΓ±as Vacias. ...

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I come from the Cider (Apfelwein) Region in Germany but wow was I surprised to see that Spain, especially Asturias is making their own Cider (Sidra). And it needs a special pouring method, which I couldn't belive until I saw it..The traditional pouring method involves holding the bottle as far above the glass as possible so that the stream hits the glass from height. Through the height, bubbles are created by the impact on the glass bottom, so that the drink is aerated and musty yeast gases escape and the fruity aroma unfolds. So it unlocks all the flavour and bring out its natural aromas. So don't miss this when you are in #asturias - Northern Spain πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Έ 😎πŸ₯ƒ ...

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Zuri and I are on the road again! πŸ˜πŸ•πŸš΄well on the beach to be precise. we started the Camino del Norte (Jakobsweg) in Laredo. Eventhough we're following the bicycle route we came to the beach to take a ferry right away. As you see it all started with an adventure and some help from strangers! I have the new #Insta360 rs with the 360 camera mode as my helmet camera now and it gave me some great views πŸ˜…πŸš΄
#insta360rs
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4 days ago

The time has come to tell you about our first week in Spain. 😁 The reason why we decided to go to Spain this year was the invitation from @burleydesign to be part of their #burleyexperience. For one week we went into Spanish Lappland together with Piter and Misha from Soulmountain Adventures , Vero with her dog Nala from Italy @liveintraveli, Sergi from @losviachesdewalliver and Miquel and his dog Luca from @sernomada_ to explore the area. It was a true adventure. Everything was filmed professionally and you will be able to see an amazing adventure documentary coming out next week..
I hadn't heard of Spanish Lappland before and I guess you haven't either. It is an area in Spain twice the size of Belgium with a population density similar to Lapland or the Scottish Highlands, only 6,99 inhabitants/km². Some areas even only have under 1 inhabitants/km². And more and more people are leaving every year. It is super difficult for the remaining people there because the whole infrastructure goes missing as well. A doctor comes by once a week and you can only hope that you can wait for him or you have somebody to drive you to a further away city. On the other hand the good thing is that it leaves a lot of space for nature and I was amazed by the variety I saw and nothing that I expected from Spain before coming. I will tell you more about the trip and the area tomorrow. I took a lot of videos of this week too and you have the opportunity to get a real behind the scenes insight of how a great documentary is made 😁
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1 week ago

We are true pilgrim's now! πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³ We made it to #santiagodecompostela. The last 20km were crazy. I saw more people than in the last 4 weeks all together. It felt like being on a pilgrim's highway... Hundreds of people... Before coming to the plaza with the cathedral I had to go down steps. Many steps. I took the bike and it seemed to work to just go down with the whole thing. But on the final step the bike twisted and fell on me. I was hanging there, hoping for help that somebody would grab the bike. One women came and grawled under me to get the mirror I lost. Which made it even harder because now I was trying to hold the bike even more and to not let the bike fall on her head. At one point I managed to get the bike back up. But I still have a mark on my back where I hold the bike with. Being at the cathedral felt great. This trip truly was a journey! With many obstacles. We took some detours and so our camino was around 700 km long and we did almost 1000 km all together in Spain. Of course dogs cannot get a pilgrim's certificate but I will make Zuri one when I get home πŸ˜πŸ• before leaving Santiago I tried once more to give Zuri some food. She hadn't eaten dinner nor breakfast. She finally ate something when an official man came to tell me that dogs are not allowed to eat there on the stones. Only in parks. Because they make the stones dirty and I need to stop her. It was super angry! She has so much trouble eating because there is not much time in the day when her pills work but so many Spanish people don't have a heart for dogs... 😑 I put the food away and sadly she didn't touch it again later that day and I had to through it away the next day...
So that was our story from the #caminodelnorte. I took some incredible videos and caught many nice situations on camera. So you can look forward to some really cool YouTube videos soon! Slowly we're heading back to Germany now. In a couple of days I have a surprise for you and the story of what we did the first week here in Spain. πŸ˜πŸ‘Œβ€οΈπŸš²πŸΆ
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You and your Zuri are amazing, what a wonderful journey for you πŸ‘

Fantastic Iris and Zuri! I’m so happy to hear that you made it. I’ve loved following your camino xx

Wow, ihr seid klasse - herzlichen Glückwunsch πŸ₯³

Ich will nicht mehr nach Spanien πŸ₯². Glückwunsch für eure Leistung und gute Heimreise

Menschen machen mehr Dreck als Hunde!

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1 week ago

Today was a rather peaceful day. I had such a surprise to wake up in the forest after the heavy thunderstorm in the night to glorious and beautiful sunshine! And the sun stayed with us most of the dayπŸ₯³πŸš²πŸΆπŸ˜ we cycled through some beautiful nature, took some rest by a lake and ended up in a campsite just 20 km before Santiago. In #arzua 45 km before Santiago the Caminos come together and the whole vibe changed. From being very empty and rural it looked way more touristic. A restaurant every 2-3 km (before there was nothing for as much as 35 km sometimes). In 2 places people stood up and cheered at us when we were passing by. A strange but beautiful feeling. As if they knew what we've been through to come to this place.
The campsite experience was also a bid odd. When I came they told me they have no space left. I was surprised since it is still out of season. I asked if I could charge my battery and shower to then go and sleep at some meadow close by. And then they asked me if I have my own tent with me. I said "of course" and then they replied, that it wouldn't be a problem then. That they have plenty of spaces left for tents... But Zuri was still "a big problem" ... πŸ™„ Like always in Spain 😑 he said that I need to leave the place if she starts barking. I told him this wouldn't happen. She would just sleep (what she did). So everything was fine and I had a good rest before our final day of our #caminodelnorte tour🚲🐢😊
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Maybe the restaurant ppl are following you and Zuri on Facebook ! ❀️

die gute Zuri... die Spanier wissen gar nicht was ihnen entgeht so einen Seelenhund nicht kennen gelernt zu haben.. ich habe einen in Spanien groß gewordenen Kollegen gefragt wegen der Hundefeindlichkeit in Spanien und der hat leider bestätigt, dass das in Spanien durchgängig so ist... gute Fahrt für euch weiter

Danke für die wunderschönen Aufnahmen

1 week ago

What a surprise! I woke up at 7 a.m. It was super foggy and I started to put away my sleeping bag and mattress (I usually sleep without a tent) when @alexis_gyselinx came by and he immediately offered help to fix my flat back tyre. He is a world traveler going the Camino right now. Lucky me😍🚴πŸ₯³ I hadn't even brushed my teeth. After, we said good bye and he started walking. I took my time and went to the next town to drink a coffee and charge my battery. Soon Alexis came too and he took a rest too and we had some nice conversations until he headed off again (and I did see him a 3. Time on the road later that day πŸ˜πŸ‘Œ). Today most of the roads were quite easy and super beautiful but mostly going up though! But of course no day without an adventure πŸ˜…and around 9.30pm in the evening it was time.. And I came to part that was incredibly steep and rocky. I made it up the first rocks and steps. By now I was used to a very powerful @kalkhoffbikes and I thought "well I just let the bike push everything up this very steep (40% at least) and narrow path." Well it worked until the trailer got stock and I had to go back very carefully all the way down to the middle bit again. It was super slippery and I thought a couple of times that this is quite a dangerous manoeuvre I am trying right now. Back down I had to decouple the bike from the trailer, push the bike up the hill. Go down again. Empty the trailer (too heavy on its own) and push it all the way up too and get all my things after... Nothing you like to do when it's getting dark. 😬 The forest after was magical and I even saw a deer😍 I found a good place to sleep in the forest and thought to myself, maybe I should put up a tent so that Zuri is not wandering around in the night again as she did last time in Hungary, when I woke up at 2am and was scared hearing all these animal noises on my own. So when I was finished - out of nothing a super heavy thunderstorm appeared and it rained cats and dogs. Zuri was super scared and I was happy to be in a tent with her to give her a bit of a little save space. She sadly skipped dinner again but was able to sleep after a while. 🐢 ... See MoreSee Less

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Wow that sounds like a lot of hard work, I hope you eventually got some sleep x

Das klingt ja alles wahnsinnig anstrengend! Hut ab das du da die Nerven behälst!

2 weeks ago

I wish I could tell you it was an amazing day but once more it was full of adventurous moments. First of all.. The sun came out. Finally! β˜€πŸ₯³
In #ribadeo we had to use the foot/bicycle path of a long bridge. There was metal gates, so no possibility to go to the road. It was super narrow. We just fitted. At the very end the bridge to even smaller and the trailer got STUCK! No way of turning around! Luckily a girl on a bike was behind me. We had to detached the wheels of the trailer and she carried the heavy trailer while I was pushing the bike until the end of the bridge. Unbelievable and very lucky again! Alone I would have been stuck! Then I decided to leave the pilgrim's way to make a little detour to cathedral beach. We reached it during high tide. During low tide you can go to the beach and the rocks are looking like big cathedrals. But even in high tide it looked amazing. To get back to the Camino I followed a Komoot route. Of course it led me straight into a forest, a super rocky road with at leat 30 10 km going up. Happy to have my #kalkhoff all terrain bike. Otherwise the road would have been impossible. We made it into a little village where I charged my Batterie until it got almost dark. I just wanted to get out of it to find a place to sleep. Once more a very windy main road going up. Then I regognized I had a flat tyre. The 3. One this journey to be precise. No way of fixing it, because it was already dark. I had to stop around 6 times. Every 300m to inflate the back tyre again to make it up the hill always hoping that no car comes along. I was so tired. I just wanted to sleep and deal with the problem tomorrow. So I found a meadow next to the Camino and went to sleep 😴

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Oh goodness!! You must have been exhausted. Hope tomorrow is an easier day xxx

Someone once said ‘a life without problems isn’t worth living’. I can get that. I’ll just leave it at that. You’re a lucky and resourceful person, so it’s nice to have puzzles !

A day to remember! Well done.

Wie geht's Zuri, kann sie einigermaßen fressen? Ihre Augen sehn so müde aus.

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