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... cap like blinkers since I have fear of heights! My daughters will be proud of me that I made it over.
There are two approaches to Cuenca: one can actually drive all the way up into the old city and walk down to the hanging houses, or do it the way we did, from below, giving one a better view.
One of the houses has been transformed into a Museum of Spanish Abstract Art, but we decided to give it a miss. Judy and Herb went off exploring ...
... line-height: normal; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto;">Battery Boy's decision to decline Video Girl's offer was validated when they started packing the car with their luggage when she got into the car to quizzically exclaim, "Why is there a steering wheel on the passenger's side of the car?"
After a week in Madrid I got the car out of storage and we hit the road. Cuenca is a bit off the beaten track on a highway with very little traffic. In just over 100 kilometres we saw maybe 5 cars going the same way as us. Cuenca is situated on a steep spur whose slopes descend into the Jucar and Huecar rivers. Back in the year 714 when the Muslim Arabs conquered the area they realised it's strategic location and built a fortress on top of the hill. ...
... it in the trash. Wait a minute! Multa? I look closely. It’s a €90 fine for illegal parking. That’s impossible. Everyone has told us that parking is free in August. We remark about the strange fine to the helpful agent at the Cuenca tourist office.
“Ah yes. In Madrid parking is free in the afternoons in August. You still have to pay for parking in the mornings”.
This sounds so ludicrous that I think he is ...
... but i stayed on one of them. this area reminds me of something out of a movie...like helen of troy. there are ancient buildings and ruins everywhere...hiking trails everywhere...beautiful churches (of course closed)...two rivers...friendly people (population 70,000)...and a lively city center in the new section of town.
i have taken so many pictures...but none seem to capture ...