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Travel Blogs from Cuenca
Today, we took a day trip to one of Spain's most surreal-looking towns, Cuenca. This 15th century town is high up on a hill with some medieval houses perched on a rock with the balconies dangling right over the abyss.. This unique architectural attraction is called Casas Colgadas (Hanging Houses).
After a bit of searching, we found the road leading to the town and I dropped Maryln, Herb and Judy off at the top of the hill while I went to ...
... GPS and an extra comfortable cushion to sit on while driving as Battery Boy was still a bit sore after breakfast. On the way Video Girl suggested she could share the driving throughout Europe. Battery Boy thanked Video Girl for her offer and indicated that the extra cost to have a second driver was wasteful and the further cost for enough prescription medications to keep him heavily sedated would be astronomical.
... Hanging Houses) are the only remaining samples of this type of house built on a cliff face overhanging the abyss. At about 9 PM we went to Plaza Mayor and ordered a plate of Tapas (5 different sorts) and a bottle of Rioja. When the waitress brought the tapas she lit a flame thrower and singed the Tapas covered with goats cheese and caramelised onion. It only got better from there. They were all yummy! The whole lot set us back 17.50 Euro. Ole Espana!
... up Bryan and enjoy drinks and a delicious dinner at a local restaurant, next day we plan to drive to Cuenca.
After a leisurely breakfast in our new lodgings, we get everything together for our journey and by10:30 we are on our way.
But what is that paper fluttering from under our windscreen wiper? A pesky advertisement? On our next stop I’ll throw it away.
We stop at the expansive Cuenca tourist office. I glance at the paper ...
... but i stayed on one of them. this area reminds me of something out of a movie...like helen of troy. there are ancient buildings and ruins everywhere...hiking trails everywhere...beautiful churches (of course closed)...two rivers...friendly people (population 70,000)...and a lively city center in the new section of town.
i have taken so many pictures...but none seem to capture ...