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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 ...
... of high speed trains. Cuenca is on the high
speed line from Madrid to Valencia, so the one way trip by train has been
reduced from three hours to one hour. Since I made it to Cuenca in a car that’s
not really relevant to me now.
Cuenca is famous for its “Casas Colgadas” or hanging houses.
What does that mean? I recall the pictures of multi-story houses perched
precariously on the edge of a cliff, but my ...
... of the class trips as well so its safe to say we were not all that bright and cheery.
Although it was pouring when we first got to Cuenca, it actually turned out to be a lot of fun. We saw a few different cathedrals/churches/mosques, the hanging houses which literally are attached to the side of a wall and hang over a cliff, and then we saw a very cool aqueduct. In order to get to it we had to do a little climbing ...
... for the most amazing view. We dropped our bags, had the free glass of wine we got at each parador because as "amigos of the paradors" we got special treatment. A free glass of wine upon check in, 15% discount on our rooms, and if we eat in a restaurant we would get 15% discount for the next night's meal. We did not use this last benefit often. As a gutsy move we booked the last night before returning to Austin, using points that we did not have when we ...
... I've done it every single time. It makes me beyond excited for the next decade of my life. When people ask me how my trip is going, I usually don't go into too much detail because I feel like it's not even fair that I'm doing so many cool things. On my way to Alicante now, where I will stay with Lourdes, who I met two years ago in Barcelona, and her family. A homestay of sorts! As always, I'm very happy and excited. Life is good, ...