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Travel Blogs from Avila
12/5. Up bright and early ,car packed, excited about going to Jerez for "Feria de Caballo". Sat in courtyard waiting for little non - English speaking man who we hadn't been able to contact for 3 days, to come to book us out and return our 200euro deposit. Waited and waited and waited ,tried to ring again and again, no answer. After about 2hours and 20 unanswered, attempted calls , rang Swiss Head Office again and were told to just leave key and go, they would ...
... and a river. We
found a map and walking guide book for the area in the local stationary / paper
shop and after buying bread and stuff to make a sandwich carried on uphill
again to Guisando. The campsite there looks OK but the pitches are very small
with no power. It looks like we will be stopping in Clampitville.
It was all downhill on the way back so we arrived back at
the campsite in no time at all.
Ávila was a very good day trip and and the wall was incredible! However towards the end of the day I did begin to get slightly bored. Other than the wall, there was not much to do besides walk the city and visit churches. Ávila is the city in Spain with the highest density of churches! Although beautiful, every cathedral or basilica was nearly the same as the last, and after a long day of walking, I was glad to get back to Madrid. ...
... The wall is completely intact, and in fantastic condition.
We found a bar selling chocolat con churros, so had to indulge - delicious - cafe con leche for the adults, of course! Then we walked along the top of part of it, which gives a great view of the surrounding landscape (which is barren), and a had a look around the city and shops etc. The "tapás" in ...
A highlight for Steve on his morning wander for bread for breakfast. He saw a dog carrying a lady's baguette home in its mouth AND it stopped for a pee on a wall en route (baguette still in mouth). Wadestown dog owners - lets hope you don't get any ideas!!! Although Stella could probably carry a Grande Baguette.
Valencia is an amazing, modern city and realising we hadn't finished doing everything we wanted ...