Parador de Avila
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... while the rest of the group wandered around the town to shop and snack. Those of us who attended the fountain show were blown out of the water, quite literally. Each fountain show lasted about ten minutes, with a gradual increase in height and width of water sprays. The first two fountains were particularly powerful. Groups of Spanish school kids stood by the the railing of the fountains in their bathing suits and by the end of each display were ...
... monuments. Each group put in great effort, but Olivia, Caroline, and Alina won, having the fewest errors in the shortest amount of time. Then, we all went to a café, where we feasted on a Spanish treat: churros dipped in hot chocolate. Yum! In the evening, we had some free time before the students returned home, so we went up to a park with a scenic overlook, where the students kicked around a soccer ball, chatted, and enjoyed another picture-perfect ...
... a special oven) for which the area is renowned....... amazingly delicious.
The city was so incredibly charming and steeped in history, I could have happily spent two months there. Mark decided to make use of every minute and took himself for a very walk at 11pm for 1.5 hours - the girls and I were annoyed on his return, much to his surprise. Anyway it turns out he thought it was a good time to walk around the city wall from outside - OMG, men!
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... castle) that we'll check out tomorrow.
had an email from Randa at Harvest pilgrimages this morning and it seems there will be yet another general blog for the tour group -ww.pilgrimsroad.net
Now time for that pig.
See ya xxx
"In the eveving of your life you will be tested in love. Learn to love as God desires to be loved and abandon your own ways of acting" St John of the Cross
... world's best market on the Sunday (mum will be most disappointed in me!) but never mind! I arrived in Ávila in the afternoon without really knowing what was in store for me. It turned out to be a looooooot of walking. It's a walled city, and you can walk along the majority of the walls. Starting right next to the tourist office was Basilica de San Vicente and the first entrance into the walled city. I decided to get straight into the ...