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Travel Blogs from Tembleque
... the "descalzos nuns," literally the barefoot nuns. She believed in extreme minimalism (her pillow was a piece of wood). When you travel through Spain, it is easy to see many convents of the descalzos.
On our way back to the train station, we stopped at a delicious pasteleria and picked out our favorite cookies to share on the train. The kids big treat of the day was to get a toy from the machine for a euro.
... family's house. I'm writing this so that's proof that I made it back ok. It is pretty safe, it's just always a little sketchy walking alone after dark. The whole language barrier doesn't really help. But here I am, safe and sound. Hopefully I can convince Mina and Danny and other Fund people to go outside the walls for a night out.. we shall see. Well, first day of class starts tomorrow and i'm rather tired, so that is all for now. Buenas noches!
... individual buildings before non-Christians were expelled is particularly interesting. The happy acceptance of previous building styles is pragmatic and fascinating. The fact that the worshipers have gone is astonishing (one church has gone as far as putting a Coke machine in the nave). Plus ça change. We had yummy pasta for tea again, gratefully grazed as we sensed the sun setting in the distance. Kids bathed. Parents pooped. Time for bed. Night ...
... less the practice of bringing your own alcohol to drink out in a public park or area. The hotel gave us a complimentary bottle of red wine, so we grabbed that and some cups and had red wine in the plaza. While there, some sort of stage was being set up for a concert. The entire stage was packed into a compact truck, which simply unfolded into a huge stage. It was pretty amazing to watch.
Also while there, what looked like an army of 40 ...
... hojaldre de queso de cabra (goat cheese in puff pastry), berenjenas con miel (fried eggplant with honey), dates wrapped in bacon, pork on pork on pork, cured ham legs, olives, paella, marzipan, mostachos (oil-based sugar cookies) and other pastries. Ņom, ņom, ņom.
Counting my blessings on Easter, I included each and every one of you. And special thanks to Mom for all the Easter memories that I'll treasure forever!
Besos a todos!
Other places to stay in Tembleque
Avda de Andalucia s/n, Tembleque | Hotelfrom $65