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... we were about to leave when she came outside carrying pillows which she insisted we sit on, as the benches were wet. It was such a sweet act of humanity and it was a shame that all we could say was hola and Gracias when we felt so appreciative. We were blown away again by the beautiful scenery, especially the sunflowers. Their yellows and light greens break through the browns of the other crops. We ...
Cuenca was a blast! A world heritage listed site with UNESCO and after seeing the old city you appreciate the need to maintain it. Most of the 57,000 inhabitants now exist in the newer part of the city although about 1000 still live in the old city with most of the buildings now being maintained for tourism etc.
To walk the streets and touch the buildings of a 1200 year old city s just amazing and I hope my photos do it justice. As usual there ...
... in terms of travel and had intended to stay in Cuenca my
third night on the road.
Despite the descriptions I read, the geography of Cuenca was
still a mystery to me until I saw it. Essentially, several rivers descending
from the Serrania de Cuenca, the highlands east of the city carved deep canyons
separated by ridges where the highlands meet the plain. Cuenca started with a
castle built on one of those narrow ridges between ...
... made it even more fun. We explored this area for probably an hour climbing into every nook and cranny we could find and taking lots of cool pictures
After we done climbing and fooling around we had some tapas with our teacher. After this we caught a bus back to the train station and waited for the train to Valencia. Cuenca was a very short trip-only a few hours, but the places we saw were amazing and the nature was awesome!
... practice all our newly acquired Spanish as the cafe owner spoke 0 English. We ordered coffee 3 different ways, got toast with tomato and olive oil, butter and jam. It was great and we felt like olympians, although we would surely fail at Spanish spelling bee. In Albacete we found the shop we were looking for and got Johan's hand made knife, the artisan is Amos Nunos, he is also the president of the knife makers guild in Spain. Our saved up $5's could also buy ...