Happily back from a beautiful 9 days in the North of Spain, I have learned that I can speak a bit of Spanish, but not understand it, tapas make the best meal in the world, and every day should end with a beautiful glass of red wine. As a result, we ended up in the beautiful village of Sos Del Rey. Situated in the mountains in Aragon in the north of Spain, it’s unlike anywhere I have ever been in my entire life. The North of Spain is often described as a window into old Spain, and that’s exactly what we found in Sos:
We arrived at the base of the medieval town during the siesta period – the town is on such a steep hill with such narrow twisty streets that all cars have to park at the bottom. We got out, and walked up and into the village. The entire experience was totally strange- clearly people were living here, but amongst the ruins and slate windows, we didn’t see a single sign of life. I guess everyone had closed up their shutters and gone for their daily nap.
We were in the town for a few hours, and didn’t see another living soul – just silence with massive buzzards wheeling overhead.