Hotel Alameda Palace
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tuesday 20/5 big buffet breakfast then on the bus to Toledo. The old town is beautifully preserved with quaint narrow street lined with shops. The cathedral dominates the town. A highlight was seeing a painting by Greco
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Burial _of_the_Count_of_Organ we found another little cafe with bakery goodies and very good …
... Barozzi da Vignola, the final product was uniquely Spanish.
The building complex, severe in its lines, has four principal stories with large towers at each corner.
The library was the coolest - containing more than 40,000 hand written manuscripts by the Monks from as late as the 16th century.
After El Escorial, we ate some lunch and by 3:30, we were back on the bus to meet our host families in Salamanca. Oh my gosh, I was sooooo nervous. I had no idea what ...
... small roads through the vines until we re-met the Douro which where it met the Rio Huebra from the Spanish side. We crossed the border at Barcalona de Alva where there was a bridge with guard stations but no one about and it looked as if no one had ever been. Obviously not a problem area. Spain soon flattened out and within miles of leaving Portugal the vines had gone the soil had changed and the field, now harvested, of wheat stretched ...
... at the city. While up there we noticed two nests of storks on the opposite tower. One of the storks had just returned to the nest with food – what a racket from the young ones.
Opposite the University church is the House of Shells, our next visit. Now a library this building was built for a professor of medicine and doctor at court who was chancellor of the order of St. James (Santiago) the symbol of which is the ...
Ahhh traveling...These are the times when being a pessimist is positive.
Plan for worse case scenarios so that in the event of sh.t you can still prance about your day. Here is what's happening...
We are packing to leave Salamanca. First we go to Lille, France to drop our monster suitcases off at Iris's home - then we travel onto Amsterdam, Hamburg and etc.
Since French travel is very expensive, to save money Kyle and I fly Ryanair to Brussels and train to ...
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