Hotel Alfonso VIII de Cuenca
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... evidence of early Roman settlement with the first recorded occupation by the Moors in the 8th century. In 1177 the city was conquered by the Catholic King Alfonso VIII who immediately tore down the mosques and commenced the construction of a Cathedral in the same year. That Cathedral, still stands today although the facade has undergone a number of changes.
There isn't much recorded about how the city was taken and there ...
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TV. Back then a church potluck slideshow was a real treat. Wow, how times have
changed since I was a kid!
I eagerly attended those potlucks and slideshows because of
my interest in the world. One of those that particularly stands out in my mind
was one on Spain put on by the daughter (I think her name was Kathy Hammel) of
a church member who spent a year studying in Madrid. I still recall some of ...
... 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 ...
... knife. It was only 12:30 and we sat down for a quick lunch at a local paneria on Plaza Del Altozano. We had fresh empanadas, a sandwich with brie and bacon and croissant with ham and cheese. After lunch we sat back to enjoy a cup of coffee when I saw the most gross thing ever. A little boy of about 2 and half had to go to the bathroom, his grandma pointed to a tree, naturally the boy was behind the tree, from grandma's perspective, but right in front of us. ...
... a few dishes and split them) and drinks, despite my protests. For dinner we cooked his food and drank his wine and he was incredibly happy to share it all with me. It's pretty amazing to me that he agreed to take in a complete stranger and happily lost money in the transaction. We ate and drank well and I think I spent less than 50 euro my entire time in Cuenca. He's really a wonderful person, with whom I think I'll stay ...