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Travel Blogs from Avila
... out an incomprehensible foreign reply and told us "oh, sorry"! Dad looked about as unhappy as Mick Gatto would if someone had told him he was a softy!
After dealing with the woman who made Julie Bishop look like a comedian, we drove about 62 kilometres to Avila. Avila is a small town famous for the wall that runs around it's perimeter, as well as possessing a medieval charm and a rustic atmosphere, thanks largely to a ...
Monasterio de las Descalzes Reales I arrived at Monasterio de las Descalzes Reales in time for an English tour which was really great. This little monastery has some of Spain's best artwork, because it was founded by the king's sister after she became a widow, and royal women from all over Europe joined the convent. This meant that their families gifted the convent with art pieces from royal collections from all over Europe which are unfortunately now anonymous, ...
... night walk to see the city; this is not so late in Spain. We found celebrations in the center of the town, as Thursday is a special public holiday in Spain. We ordered a drink to receive free tapas outside the Cathedral before following the sound of music to a concert, managing to get in without tickets. The concert was of two women form the Spanish Voice show; one had an incredible voice for male vocals singing covers from artists such as Coldplay and ...
... back to that one!) Just to paint this picture for you, this is a 70 year old and I sitting at the bar, needless to say we attracted some weird looks). Afterwards he continued to linger and I thought to myself "oh god he's gonna go in for the hug and kiss when the train comes". Yep, bingo! Kiss on both cheeks and Adios Anton! Perfectly harmless, just a strange way to end the day! Haha Now I'm back in Salamanca where I have to wait ...
... arithmetic, geometry, astrology. These are my favourite paintings so far. The astrological instrument that Heather liked is a Ptolemaic Armillary Sphere from the late 1500s, an extremely complicated and very impressive sphere based on the beliefs of the time that everything in space revolves around the Earth (which is at the centre). Overall, a pretty cool place to visit. No photos were allowed anywhere though, so that's a bit ...
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