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Today we drove from the Douro valley in Portugal to Avila, Spain. It's only a three hour drive, so we started up late, took a side trip to Lomego, and drove sedately into Avila. The trip to the Santuario de Nossa Senhora dos Remedios in Lomego was the high point of the day. The site closely resembles the Santuario do bom Jesus that we visited …
... guitar. If this had been in the US, I would have been bored out of my mind, but the effect of it being read by passionate Spanish people accompanied by the classical guitar made it incredibly interesting. I now feel very cultured. After the poetry came the real show - Flamenco. This woman was amazing. Although I caught a glimpse of the Flamenco in Cadiz, it was nothing compared to this. The guitar playing in the background was completely improv and the woman moved ...
... br> This past Sunday, I took another day trip to Ávila, a city to the north west of Madrid that still today has maintained its 13 century wall! During the middle ages here in Spain, nearly every city had a wall for protection and towers for fortification, but today only a few remain, and those that do are typically only partial sections of the ancient walls. Alcalá for example, Has about 200 meters of its wall still standing. Ávila, ...
... very garlickly and delicious).
The girls went scarf-shopping yet again and bought a few more, while the long-suffering boys waited in the town square. We have seen very few bike shops on this trip at all!
We had a bit of a rest in the afternoon, caught up with washing and went to the supermarket. Went back to the town at night for another wander around.
A highlight for Steve on his morning wander for bread for breakfast. He saw a dog carrying a lady's baguette home in its mouth AND it stopped for a pee on a wall en route (baguette still in mouth). Wadestown dog owners - lets hope you don't get any ideas!!! Although Stella could probably carry a Grande Baguette.
Valencia is an amazing, modern city and realising we hadn't finished doing everything we wanted ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service