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... singing and dancing in areas that were incredibly good and had hoards of people around them. As well as the sky over the top being a rich dark blue. Dina and I sat directly in the middle of the square on the UNESCO World Heritage site spot that was engraved on the ground. We sat and enjoyed an orange juice and enjoyed the incredible atmosphere of such a small city in the middle of nowhere.
After a wee while we headed back to the hostel as we knew ...
... first 15 pylons closest to the old town are original, whereas the rest needed to be replaced after flooding. I walked through the old town for a bit longer until I joined Claudia to climb the tower of the Cathedral. The view from the roof of the Cathedral was pretty incredible, we also were able to have a short glance into the Cathedral itself. It was quite a fascinating experience and the views were definitely worth it. We ...
Today I had class at 11 so I got up around 9:45 and started eating breakfast. While doing that, I checked the weather and saw it was going to be around 75 degrees today and about 78 tomorrow! I had the usual for breakfast, along with the tasteless butter that they have here. Anyway, shortly after Montse comes out, she pours herself a huge cup of coffee but only fills it halfway. Then she puts the other half with that gross non-refridgerated milk they have. Then she gets ...
... very good chef tips along the way plus the finished product was yum. We finished at 6.30, then wandered along the streets back to the plaza, where we all had a drink. Everyone went their own way. Libby and I decided to wander together. We ended up by the cathedral Nueva -the new cathedral. It was built between the 16-18th centuries. We were looking for the famous frog. The frog is said to bring good luck, and ...
... so it appears on all sorts of things.
The main plaza, called Plaza Mayor, reminds me of St Marks Square in Venice, without the church. Lined with cafés, it is a popular meeting place for the locals. We took a moment to rest our feet at one of those cafés and tried their version of sangria.
The University of Salamanca is the oldest university in Spain and the 4th oldest university in the world. It existed from the year 1130 ( given a ...