Gijon for the next few days

This article was planned to be about Oviedo. However, when I started to think about what to write, I found myself pondering on the meaning of a travel blog during this quarantine, a time we are not even allowed to leave our houses.
I am aware we are living tough times… and I’m sensible to the fact that this pandemic will have deep repercussions in our societies: tourism will be extremely affected and, even more important, a lot of people will face this coronavirus in a truly dramatic way.
And so, I have to be honest: right now I can´t find much motivation to share my impressions about Oviedo. In fact, I need to cool down my thoughts and ideas to transmit exactly how amazing my trip was to the beautiful and inspiring city capital of Asturias.
This way, I decided to share with you these next weeks some photos I took in Gijon, a neighboring city of Oviedo, where I went by train (note: probably it was my problem but I couldn´t find any comfort and interest in this city, so I left after 3 hours…).
Hope you like my photos and, most importantly, stay well and be safe wherever you are! In the meantime, don´t forget to follow me on Instagram.

34 responses to “Gijon for the next few days

    • Thanks for your feedback Leala 🙂 I had such a great time in Oviedo eheh hope to return too so I can discover more of Asturias 🙂 have a wonderful and safe weekend, PedroL

  1. The first time I went to Gijón, I felt exactly the same way…went from train from Oviedo and went back to Oviedo after a few hours. I’ve been back to Gijón a few times, and the city grew on me a lot.

    • That’s great to read because it makes me believe that if I give a second (or even a third) chance to the city I might have a good time there… I left with the feeling that Gijón is just windy avenues with high buildings that make shadows everywhere ahah the beach looks nice though 🙂 thanks for your feedback, PedroL

  2. Wishing you all the best, and that you come through this pandemic healthy and with inner peace… I look forward to seeing your next pictures…
    warm greetings from Germany!

  3. Your pictures almost always inspire me to write about settings based on what I see. You also inpire me to take my own photos here and there. Please continue. I hope you feel more up to it in the coming week. Be safe!

    • That’s so amazing to read Rach 🙂 I love to share my thoughts and experiences through articles and photography and I feel really happy to know that there’s people from all over the world that is inspired by it, that’s truly important for me and motivates me to keep my blog 🙂 be safe and healthy, all the best 🙂 PedroL

  4. I’m glad that you are safe.😊
    I like your beautiful photos.
    I’m looking forward to seeing them again!
    Stay healthy.☘️

    • Thank you so so so so much for the nice words 🙂 I’m glad you appreciate my work, that is what motivates me to keep blogging eheh be safe and all the best, PedroL

    • Thanks for the insight Steven 🙂 as this quarantine goes by, I get more and more used… and so, I’ve been collecting ideas and motivation to the article eheh have a great weekend and be safe, of course 🙂 PedroL

  5. Pedro, now more than ever you can be proud to bring foreign destinations to people who are shut in at home… with the right words and with your beautiful photos you can take people to places they may never see otherwise. Don’t hold back… and thank you for your perspective.

    • Thank you so much for your feedback 🙂 of course I will keep sharing my trips, it makes me really happy to communicate with people from all over the world and read their messages 🙂 in fact, that’s what motivates me to keep blogging, even in times like these… but don’t worry, it will be fine again as soon as possible, let’s keep positive (you know what I mean ahah) regards, PedroL

  6. I know exactly what you mean about not feeling motivated to share travel thoughts these Covid riddled days. But I think of it as occupational.therapy for me and, hopefully, mild entertainment for my readers.

    • that´s so true Catherine, for me now when I write I think about that double effect: write to keep my mental health but also to share my experiences with my readers and interested in visiting these places eheh thanks for your insight, have a great week, PedroL

  7. I love your openness in your intro, ie, you wanted to write something, but found yourself writing something else. That expression of emotion is what, to my mind, makes a good writer. Love this. Thanks for sharing it. Blessings from Florida. ⭐️

    • hey Kathleen, I´m so happy you appreciate my article 🙂 in fact, I love to write and it is truly important to write interesting posts 🙂 I used to post a lot before but this year I decided to post less and deeper articles, more complete and useful 🙂 I´m glad to start to see some results 🙂 all the best from this other side of the world, sunny Lisbon eheh regards, PedroL

  8. Lovely! It reminds me a bit of our lovely beach village of Collioure. It is difficult to go down to Spain and not stop for a swim… Collioure bewitched everyone from Picasso, Cezanne, Van Gogh…and it certainly makes my heart beat faster. Its small cemetery hosts the remains of the Spanish poet, Antonio Machado. If you choose to visit you will often find followers of the poet sharing a pilgrimage.

    • just checked Collioure, what a wonderfull little town just by the mediterranean 🙂 and the waters must be warm and quiet eheh I live in Lisbon and the ocean is quite wild and cold… but the happiest place for surfers as you may imagine! PedroL

  9. Oooh Gijon! I arrived there after a bad day on my spain travel last year and I fell in love with the beach and ocean in an instant. It relaxed me so much. But I know the feeling arriving at a place and just don’t feel it. And why should it? It can depends on so much! The weather, expectionas meeting reality, your state of mind, your environment… and that’s fine. We can’t all love the same. 🙂

    • that´s right, I totally believe in the ‘right’ time to visit a city… to read a book, to meet a person eheh that’s why it doesn´t bother me at all, I’m sure if I manage to return there I might take the best of Gijon 🙂 thanks for your comment and stay safe! PedroL

    • of course, to be honest, these days, there are so many other important things to think about right Karen?? thank you so much for your feedback and kind words 🙂 PedroL

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