Castellano II Hotel
Travel Blogs from Salamanca
We don't start Spanish classes until next week but we both really can't wait to start and improve our Spanish.
We did go on a free tour the other day and it was a refreshing feeling knowing that I could understand a majority of what the guide was saying. But she's used to speaking to non-Spanish speakers. But still the basis of understanding anyone, even a very little, was nice.
... was my favorite. It is a large building behind water with several bridges and some fountains. Right before we left Sevilla we went back and saw the plaza when the weather was really nice. The Semana Santa (Holy Week) processions were starting, and we saw a little of it on the first night. It is really interesting how the processions work. People wearing tall, pointed hoods of different colors walk through the towns. They hold candles and some carry ...
... in one direction, and a few what looked like houses built under earth on our right.
Eventually I needed a closer look and asked Nick to turn down a tiny track.
A very muddy track... but it led over what smelt like an open sewer, past some of these underground buildings. Many looked derelict, but not all... and there were rows of vents and chimneys on the top of the mounds.
The land was boringly flat, yet everywhere one looked there were either telephone ...
... weekend has seemed precious and worth remembering forever, mostly because Nannette has made me feel comfortable in my own skin, finally. Why do I have to leave in 10 days? At least it will be the beginning of my flamenco dancing adventures in Granada. That's definitely something to look forward to! Also, Nanette lives and works in Austin the rest of the year which means I can meet up with her as I plan my sister's wedding this coming year. That is so ...
... from Madrid to Salamanca is about two hours and there is a bus that takes you to the historic center from the train station for less than 2 Euro.
Places to visit:
Cathedrals (Old and New)
Casa de las Conchas
San Esteban Convent and Church