Catalonia Plaza Mayor Salamanca
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We will rent our car in Madrid at noon and take off for Salamanca, A town to the north. We are staying at Hotel Catalonia Salamanca Plaza. We will stay for 2 nights and then move on to stop number three...
Well, we made it to Salamanca! We picked up the car in downtown Madrid A standard shift VOLVO. After scaring Zach witless while I relearned and searched for the gears and nearly burned out the clutch (this was all before I could get the car out of the Avis garage) while holding up traffic and having the once nice attendant screaming @ me! HA! No …
Salamanca was amazing!!! I really love this city. The plaza mayor was so neat! Everyone congregated there, until like 2 am...it was really neat. The cathedral was beautiful. There is a roman bridge from the 1st century AD. On the univesity there is a frog carved into the building. The belief is if you can find it unassisted then you will me married …
... tea, we sat and did some student watching, reminising on how much we would have loved to share this with the kids. We really miss them a lot, just don't tell them the old folks think of them constantly.
We got to experience a Spanish Siesta, maybe experience is the wrong word, we got to observe the effects of a siesta. Shops open at 10 am, then close again at 1:45 pm; just to open again from 5 pm to 8 30 pm. At one point in time we were walking in ...
... one!)then the University which is the oldest in Spain,the 12th century San Martins Church complete with two storks nests on top and the Casa de las Conchas (The House of Shells) which dates from the late15th Century and has some great gargoyles overlooking the inside courtyard.
There was one thing that spoilt Salamanca and that was the graffiti, it was everywhere ...
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