Uncharacteristically warm (and sunny!) our group had the perfect day for our journey north. After learning to escansear sidra in a plaza, trekking through the local market and viewing some, ahem, of the usual statues that mark Oviedo's streets - we made a stop for "story time" with the LaRegenta, known throughout Asturias for her romantic antics and certainly no stranger to scandal. In the picture, you can see Bea and her assistant summarizing the timeless drama, and both were sure to point out the importance of the cathedral's tower to the story (seen behind).
Intrigued by her story, the rest of the students decided to pose with notorious Regenta as well before we made our visit to the cathedral/