Hotel Palacio de San Esteban
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Salamanca sem dúvida foi um dos pontos altos da viagem. O tempo ajudou bastante com céu azul todos os dias e é claro, a cidade é fantástica. Há uma uniformidade e uma magnitude nas construcões quando comparada as cidades da idade média. A cor tambem é algo marcante. Fachadas decoradas, uma catedral que merece ser explorada em todos os aspectos ( …
Hola! and HAPPY FOURTH FROM SPAIN! Yes, I'm still alive. I've been so busy, I've hardly had time to sleep let alone write in my blog.
I've had my first few days (Thurs/Fri) of class and have been getting acclimated to the city of Salamanca. I took a test and got placed in advanced and so most of my classes are very hard and they are all taught completely in spanish. I have Spanish Culture, Art History, Commentary on Literary ...
... baguette-y tapas with salmon, calamari, tuna and chorizo (plus a salad- to be good) we went out for dinner around 10pm and the entire plaza was alive, there were people everywhere and a really cool band playing- everything happens so late here, there would be no one out and nothing open at 10pm on a Tuesday back at home!
Decided to take the "wiggly roads" over the mountains - we do so like to frighten ourselves. Up and over a couple of mountain ranges - the roads were actually very good.
The valley in between the ranges was the Valle de Jerte - half of Spain's cherries are grown here, and we could see the villages were a hive of activity, boxing them up to distribute.
Caught the bus into the town from the ...
... into the car and being driven off.
Nick reckoned she already had the lines of the older Spanish tartar... so the poor guy stood not a chance.
The inside of the cathedral is awesome due to the sheer size of everything. The ceilings are beautiful, painted in gold and highly decorative... and there was classical music playing which was very fitting. But the altars! Gold and statues and more gold and alabaster and over the top awful. But the ...
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