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Gumiel is the small village where Dominic was taken to study and where he lived with his uncle. We see the house, now restored and the nearby church. At Silos, we visit the Benedictine Monastery, where the highlight is the beautiful cloisters, containing eleventh century Romanesque stone carvings. Here it is said that Jane of Aza came to pray at the tomb of Santa Domingo de Silos. Her son, Dominic de Guzman is probably named after him. Lunch in ...
... including me, chose a lamb dish, since lamb is a speciality of this region. Beer, is becoming a regular accompaniment to lunch each day. So much for my rigorous weight reduction programme! Back to Caluerega after lunch for a short rest and then we are met by Dominican, Fr Jesus Martin, who is a wealth of knowledge about Dominic. We are shown the crypt, wine cellar, fortified tower and the 16th century ...
... loudly and non stop to each other whilst we conduct a short prayer service in the church. The view from the village out over the surrounding plains is expansive and quite stunning. In the late afternoon, we hop back on board the bus and head for the tiny village of Caluerega. Here we are staying in the Dominican convent. Dinner will be served at 9pm, so we have time for drinks at the local bar and a walk around the ...
We have just spent 2 days in Madrid. It's a clean city with a very vibrant night life. Sunny and I walked and walked till we couldn't go any further. I visited the richest football club in the world with a mate - Real Madrid. We took a tour of the stadium and got to sit in the sub box and walk on the pitch. It was a great tour. Much better than FC Barcelona. Now we are on the bus headed towards a place in Spain called ...
... the new region into which we had crossed (Castilla y Leon); sandy, dry and decorated with small pine-type trees. The guy told us to park anywhere except on the road; I think he was trying to be funny, but it was lost through my poor Spanish comprehension; the words for road and truck are quite similar - same letters, different order!
Rob fixed a puncture in one of his tyres (we have no idea how it can have got a puncture in transit on the back of the ...
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