Cueva Del Fraile
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... made it even more fun. We explored this area for probably an hour climbing into every nook and cranny we could find and taking lots of cool pictures
After we done climbing and fooling around we had some tapas with our teacher. After this we caught a bus back to the train station and waited for the train to Valencia. Cuenca was a very short trip-only a few hours, but the places we saw were amazing and the nature was awesome!
... practice all our newly acquired Spanish as the cafe owner spoke 0 English. We ordered coffee 3 different ways, got toast with tomato and olive oil, butter and jam. It was great and we felt like olympians, although we would surely fail at Spanish spelling bee. In Albacete we found the shop we were looking for and got Johan's hand made knife, the artisan is Amos Nunos, he is also the president of the knife makers guild in Spain. Our saved up $5's could also buy ...
... on all the squares. Unfortunately, we are seeing a lot of beggars as well.
We are so impressed with the overall cleanliness of the cities, the beautiful condition of the roads, orderly farmlands and good-natured people.
We are so impressed with the overall cleanliness of the cities, the beautiful condition of the roads, orderly farmlands and good-natured ...
... normal; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto;">They headed off into Madrid's morning traffic, quickly making their way onto the auto via heading to Cuenca arriving just after lunch time. Cuenca is a small mountain top village that was first settled in the 14th century. It is simply breathtaking, positioned on the cliff faces that follow the contours of the Huecar River. I would describe Cuenca as the Grand Canyon meets the Tuscan Hills.
After a week in Madrid I got the car out of storage and we hit the road. Cuenca is a bit off the beaten track on a highway with very little traffic. In just over 100 kilometres we saw maybe 5 cars going the same way as us. Cuenca is situated on a steep spur whose slopes descend into the Jucar and Huecar rivers. Back in the year 714 when the Muslim Arabs conquered the area they realised it's strategic location and built a fortress on top of the hill. ...