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Oviedo is a very pet-friendly city. It’s quite common to see people walking their dogs along the streets and in the parks throughout the day.

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My host mom has a Yorkshire Terrier named David. He’s 12 years old, but he’s still an energetic little fellow.

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We also have a rabbit in the house. His name is Tambor, which is the Spanish word for ‘drum.’

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La Basilica de San Julián de los Prados is a Pre-Romanesque church that was built during the 9th Century. It’s located fairly close to the Milán Campus of the University of Oviedo.

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Oviedo boasts some impressive views, such as these snow-capped mountains that can be seen in the distance.

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Even in February, we’ve been having some warm days that are great for exploring different parts of the city.

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This huge modern-looking building holds the Ayre Hotel and the MODO shopping center.

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The tower of the Cathedral of San Salvador is always useful for finding your bearings because it stands out above the rooftops of most of the other buildings.

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A waiter pours sidra in the traditional Asturian fashion. This sidrería is on Calle Gascona, the most popular street for cider bars in Oviedo.

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It’s typical for bars to serve tapas with their drinks. On this particular evening, we had potatoes and calamari.

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Chuck and Mary pose in front of some graffiti on a wall along an alleyway in the old quarter of Oviedo.

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