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    Bagpipes

    by timtregenza Written Mar 18, 2005

    There is an English joke that goes: What is the difference between a trampoline and a set of bagpipes? Answer: Eventually people get tired of jumping up and down on the trampoline.

    Although the Asturian and Scottish bagpipes are played differently, the sound is still enough to make me head back to the wood-banging and whistling Basques.

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    Take a flashlight

    by asturnut Written Jan 5, 2003

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    Okay, you might think this is a really, really bizarre recommendation, but trust me-- you will thank me. If you are going to be a guest in someone's home, you might consider taking a flash light. You see, since most homes in Spain are located in densely populated urban areas, the Spanish have come up with a brilliant way to shut out the noise, pollution and yes LIGHT, when it's time to sleep. Almost all homes have external shutters that roll down and literally shut out ALL light and noise. This is all fine and dandy if you live in a house and know exactly where the bathroom is in the middle of the night. It just so happened my hosts didn't believe in nightlights either. So one of my first nights there I was stumbling around in the dark looking for the bathroom and ended up in their bedroom. VERY embarrassing! Groping your way around in total darkness in a foreign environment can be a bit disconcerting. That's why I suggest taking a teeny flashlight. Take my word for it, or you might have an "I told you so" moment.

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    Not too much to worry about.

    by asturnut Updated Sep 1, 2002

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    You don't really have too much to worry about in Asturias, other than the things you would normally worry about at home in the same situation. The food is totally safe (but buy bottled water), transportation is pretty reliable, etc. The only concern is walking alone in the city at night, just like anywhere else (especially the parks- I almost got mugged in the San Francisco park in Oviedo one night.) Also, you should be wary of some gypsies selling wares at market or carnivals. Just like home, some will try to get over on you.

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    Be careful with cows

    by LanaFromRiga Written Sep 9, 2006

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    There are many and many cows in mountains in the National park "Picos de Europa" and in roads. Be careful while you're driving!

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