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Travel Blogs from Avila
... minutes. Making sure I catch it takes hardly any planning at all! And if I miss one, I know the next one is coming very soon.
Seeing the countryside of Spain on the train ride was interesting. There are definitely no fields of corn here like I'm used to when I leave Evansville or Indianapolis. The land is very hilly to the north of Madrid. Its green, but with very short, moss-like grass with large boulders scattered here and ...
Definitely a cooler start to the day today. Everything opened a lot later too - only one boulangerie open for morning baguette.
We love Avila and this apartment so much that we decided to book a 2nd night, so that we had the whole day here. We also had the luxury of a sleep-in!
We started the day by walking to the walled town - it really has to be seen to ...
... to go to the Science Museum. Its similar to Te Papa but with a lot more 'hands on' activities. The kids loved it - particularly enjoying the memory section and an Institute of Biomechanics section. We didn't even cover half of it - quite basic but good.
Out in one of the pools, there were a couple of guys with the large plastic balls (like Zorbs) which you can go inside. Eva and Luke were really keen, ...
... church experience.
We then continued exploring the town's restaurants for dinner, as well as the magnificent cobblestone paths with appropriate medieval houses. After this took place, we payed 10 euros to walk the walls of Avila. The view of the town, from above, was great. However, the feeling of knowing that we were walking on stones that were 900 years old, built for the purpose of protecting the town from battles ...
... night walk to see the city; this is not so late in Spain. We found celebrations in the center of the town, as Thursday is a special public holiday in Spain. We ordered a drink to receive free tapas outside the Cathedral before following the sound of music to a concert, managing to get in without tickets. The concert was of two women form the Spanish Voice show; one had an incredible voice for male vocals singing covers from artists such as Coldplay and ...
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Kids activities or Babysitting