Hostal Pena de Francia

C. San Pablo 96, Salamanca, Castile-León, 37001, Spain and Canary Islands | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Salamanca

The beautiful student city

A travel blog entry by benandchinky


Sitting in a square in Salamanca, Spain. Everyone else has headed up the cathedral tower to check out the city views- I've opted for some alone time. It's actually a good decision- just wandering around, people watching and enjoying the sunshine. There's a rather cool man playing awesome Spanish flamenco music on his guitar and locals having chats in the street. The music is so dramatic.

Chapter Thirteen - Salamanca

A travel blog entry by mmbcross


... had wheels, I just don’t know. Fortunately it is all downhill and in twenty minutes we are at the terminal, in plenty of time to board the motor coach to Salamanca.

The ride is two and three-quarter hours, with a brief stop in Avila along the way. Arriving at 11:45 am, we find no lack of taxis in the rank outside the terminal, and a cheerful driver whisks us to ...


A travel blog entry by vanderkansie


... Our "Soekie"/GPS failed us miserably and we landed in the middle of nowhere. I tried my hand at the map, but there was not enough detail to get us through the little towns. Finally after dark I convinced Johan that I was lost, he was not, and we tried to find somebody to ask directions. Since it was Sunday night we saw people outside a church. The church service must have been very depressing, or a funeral, as most of the woman were crying. In Afrikaans we ...


A travel blog entry by embeau

Rebajas! That means "Sales!" And the rebajas here are crazy good! They're the Christmas sales that are ongoing until about mid-February. But I went into some stores today and the sales stock is getting fairly low so anyone who wants to get in on the deals should go asap! Well I did my big shop on Tuesday. And, boy, was it a good one.

Well, first ...

Seductive With Real Refinement*

A travel blog entry by bdsaly


... an example of religious exploitation on a truly grand scale.

Further north, not far from Oporto is another religious shrine with a slightly longer history. Bom Jesus do Monte is described as Portugal’s “most spectacular religious sanctuary” (there are, it seems, a lot to choose from). The church high on a forested slope close to the city of Braga was built around 1800 on top of a pre-existing shrine. The most impressive ...


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