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... of the class trips as well so its safe to say we were not all that bright and cheery.
Although it was pouring when we first got to Cuenca, it actually turned out to be a lot of fun. We saw a few different cathedrals/churches/mosques, the hanging houses which literally are attached to the side of a wall and hang over a cliff, and then we saw a very cool aqueduct. In order to get to it we had to do a little climbing ...
... side I made it. It was sweat running down my face and not tears but everybody was graceful about not making a big deal out of it. Johan was concerned that he might not ever have the use of his hand back as it was crushed in the most loving way while crossing the bridge. The spend our time meandering through the old town, taking photos and walking uphill to the top of the town. Only 2.6 km from the bridge to the top. We were a little early for sunset and had to ...
... own while Maryln and I sauntered around admiring the old town and cathedral and then settled down to a light lunch. We sampled the juicy local trout and watched the families come out of church and form huge animated groups around sidewalk tables for a long meal together.
Back in Madrid, Maryln and I walked through the Plaza Museo on to the Oriental Plaza near the Palace. We ordered the Menu del Carte (Plate of the Day). In Spain this usually ...
... 17px; line-height: normal; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto;">Spring truffle
tomato, cheese, olives, onion and basil
smoked eel, citrus, leather and plums iberico
foie gras in tannin tempranillo grapes and caramelized quince
Smoked garlic, cauliflower couscous, curry
mellow fish lamb milk and mushrooms,
refined selection of cheeses
melon, yogurt, pineapple and ginger
... Hanging Houses) are the only remaining samples of this type of house built on a cliff face overhanging the abyss. At about 9 PM we went to Plaza Mayor and ordered a plate of Tapas (5 different sorts) and a bottle of Rioja. When the waitress brought the tapas she lit a flame thrower and singed the Tapas covered with goats cheese and caramelised onion. It only got better from there. They were all yummy! The whole lot set us back 17.50 Euro. Ole Espana!