Catalonia Plaza Mayor Salamanca
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Checking out the countryside. The Portuguese side is very organized because the terraced nature of how the grape and olive trees are planted. That terrain is very hilly along the Douro. The road from the river (which is where the border is) winds up a rocky hillside and onto a plateau. The countryside at this point looks similar to what you would see in say, ...
... with a view back of El Escorial, then through the woods and across a long open ridge, with views in every direction. Down the other side, onto the great plain, and then just a good drive on the A road to Salamanca. It only took about two hours.
I opted for the Parador, as parking was free, and it is outside of the main town. I had a room with a view, and that was very nice. Because of work and migraine, I didn’t do much. But the view was ...
... as some cider for J (seems premixed G & T arent available??!!). We returned to the apartment and relaxed on the cooler of the balconies and enjoyed a brief rest after a busy day of travel.
We refreshed and recharged before heading the 15 minute walk into the bustling centre of Salamanca. I think I may have a new favourite place in Spain. Madrid was magic - but Salamanca???!!!
We passed on foot across the Rio Tormes via the aptly ...
Our bus leaves for Salamanca at 9:00 am. Having said our goodbyes to Maria, our host, yesterday evening, we prepare an early breakfast. Our suitcases are packed and we are ready to go by 8:00 am. I walk over to the taxi rank at the Plaza Mayor to get a car to come to the flat to pick up our luggage. The plaza is full of cleaning people and trucks clearing up the mess left by the audience ...
... and they looked like they were as happy as a pig in Palestine, not knowing what the future holds. Jamon has a very distinctive smell and that was pretty overpowering when we found a store that sold the Jamon. They did not let a square inch of space go to waste and the jamon's even hanged from the ceiling. Johan asked for a sample but at $80 per kilo the proprietor said no, he had to buy some. He got about 100 g of thinly slices jamon, and said it tasted great. ...