Cueva Del Fraile
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... of high speed trains. Cuenca is on the high
speed line from Madrid to Valencia, so the one way trip by train has been
reduced from three hours to one hour. Since I made it to Cuenca in a car that’s
not really relevant to me now.
Cuenca is famous for its “Casas Colgadas” or hanging houses.
What does that mean? I recall the pictures of multi-story houses perched
precariously on the edge of a cliff, but my ...
Our weekend trip started with a train ride to Cuenca, after spending the day in Cuenca we would take another train to Valencia that night where we would stay until the following night when we took a train home. Although we didn't go out the night before, getting up early to make an 8:00am train on Friday was not appealing, and for some reason we were all exhausted. The fact that it was a gross day and raining did not help. This was ...
... for the most amazing view. We dropped our bags, had the free glass of wine we got at each parador because as "amigos of the paradors" we got special treatment. A free glass of wine upon check in, 15% discount on our rooms, and if we eat in a restaurant we would get 15% discount for the next night's meal. We did not use this last benefit often. As a gutsy move we booked the last night before returning to Austin, using points that we did not have when we ...
... I've done it every single time. It makes me beyond excited for the next decade of my life. When people ask me how my trip is going, I usually don't go into too much detail because I feel like it's not even fair that I'm doing so many cool things. On my way to Alicante now, where I will stay with Lourdes, who I met two years ago in Barcelona, and her family. A homestay of sorts! As always, I'm very happy and excited. Life is good, ...
... entrée (appetizer in the US) main dish, dessert and a glass of wine at a very reasonable price. We were entertained by all the sights on the square: kissing and smooching couples (unusually common in Madrid), oriental massages on the sidewalk, jugglers and bicycle stunts amongst others. The 'live’ statues have taken on new forms: people in impossible positions holding gear, all sorts of camouflage clothing – something of a continuous open air ...