Hotel El Hidalgo
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After a week of cities and culture we were heading south for the coast by Murcia, but being in no rush we planned a break along the way. An hour south of Toledo there are a group of 12 windmills made famous in Don Quixote. As neither of us have read the book Jo decided to get both the spanish (easy reading) and english versions on Kindle so we can get a better feel for the area and culture in 16th century ...
With storms still forecast for the east side of the country a change of plan took us west and out into the open interior. Still plenty of castles and fortified towns about although given the weather we did not stop to explore. Arrived at the hotel in good time so had a walk around the town. Not really much to see and the church was closed. The hotel had enclosed parking so the bike was parked inside along with the owners.
... a fairly sunny part of the world.
My second stop was in the southern part of the province near
the Andalusian border at the Castillo de Calatrava Nueva, the ruins of a castle
& convent spectacularly located on a mountaintop seemingly in the middle of
nowhere. The region around castle was awarded to the Knights of Calatrava in
the late 1100s, a group affiliated with the Cistercian order which won this
border region for the Christian ...
... mayor with my head and stomach still feeling below par, before we went inside the famous theatre. The theatre itself was very interesting, and accompanied with the audio guides (which we tend to avoid mostly as they can be quite annoying and troublesome to carry), made the short experience well worth it.
We continued strolling around the character filled town, before we returned to the room at around 5:30PM. We relaxed for a couple ...
... Im not entirely sure what was in it but there was bread, garlic and sausage mix up together and cooked in a huge frying pan, like a paella would be. It was served with grapes from the region along with a house wine that was very strong. Best part was that it only cost 2 euros and all the proceeds went to the AECC which is the spanish association to cure cancer.