Felipe IV Hotel
Travel Blogs from Valladolid
Around 10 this morning, we left our hotel and started heading to Santander! After 3 hours of driving, we are taking a pit stop at Valladolid, an older city in Castilla y Leon. Since it is Sunday, it only makes sense that we visited the Cathedral! It was beautiful! Mass was in session, so we stopped in, heard beautiful singing, and then left. Now, we are at El Barque, a café in the Plaza Mayor!
Next time we post, we will be in Santander!
... into a 4 star hotel about 6 today and quickly got changed into my swimming trunks and rushed down to the pool only to find it was closed ! Gutted ! The hotel cost 45 euros and despite the pool closer it was the best so far ,they even had a special room for Derek next to reception . I skyped mummy and wifey then sat in the bar and had a few beers ( well at £1 a pint) It would be rude not to ...
... was a service taking place !!! As we moved up, I read that after it stopped being a monastery, it was used for stables before becoming a prisoner of war camp during the Spanish revolution !!! Eventually we came to the expensive suites. Franco use to have a room here, and once he died and the King and Queen returned, this was now their room whenever they are in Leon. I did ask for a look but was told, NO !!!
... found out that they had a wonderful weekend planned for us!
We started out by visiting a local winery. We had a tour of the whole place and saw everything from where the wine was stored in barrels to the place where it was bottled... and at the end we had a wine tasting!
After that, we drove to a nearby village where we had a fabulous meal in a bodega. The restaurant was underground so even though it was really hot outside, it was very ...
... they can attempt them.
Fish over white wine (our lunch today)
In a frying pan, you pour a little bit of olive oil (enough to cover the bottom) and add finely sliced onion. You slowly cook the onion and add some shredded carrots. The fish fillets are placed in the pan next with the skin side up. After a couple minutes of cooking, you flip the fish and add white wine with a little ...