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... with the locals. Google translate came to our aid, and allowed us to have some sort of conversation with the very sweet lady who ran the hotel. We were blown away again by the generosity and hospitality with which she prepared the food and served us. We were even treated to vegetables from her own plot. Contented and happy after our rather wet day we finally lay down in our beds for a well deserved ...
... Julian and was built in the 15th century and you could just feel its age when you walked in the door. It was located at the foot of the old city and from here you could appreciate the natural land forms that made the old city pretty much impenetrable; although we know that King Alfonso eventually did. You will see in the photos a viaduct that brought water in from 7 kms away. As the city sits on two rivers they knew the King wouldn't ...
... A village
grew up around it and then sprawled down the steep hill bound by the vertical
canyon walls all the way down to the flatter lands at the bottom. With such
limited space on the ridge, they also built up and most of the buildings in
Cuenca are multistory.
The old city of Cuenca constitutes the UNESCO World Heritage
Site. Cuenca’s new city sprawls around on the plain below the ridges and
canyons and is ...
... 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 ...
... and we parted company at midnight for another early evening. We are struggling to stay up till 2 am like the Spaniards, but then we also get up about 2 or 3 hours earlier than them. My first moments of the new day was spend sitting in the windowsill looking out over the beatuful nature, all I needed was that cup of coffee. We started the day with a breakfast in the hotel. Now off to the last day...we are sad, but life needs to continue...maybe today we will do the ...