Cueva Del Fraile
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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 ...
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 ...
... and carry it over your arm as hand luggage. Works like a dream and allow for lost of shopping to go into your suitcase. Tonight we are sleeping at the parador in Cuenca. What a sight when we turned towards the old town looking up towards the cliffs. Many houses were build right up to the cliff face, and some were hanging over the cliffs. As always our parador was in the perfect location, and with a superior room tonight, our bedroom window opened up onto ...
... While Matt and I had maybe too much fun, I couldn't travel like that for much longer. I have definitely hit my stride and feel like I could travel like this forever. I think it's important to know what makes you happy, and I am very aware that good food, good people, being outside, and getting exercise do that for me. I think that if I could do this entire summer over again a million times, I would probably do it the exact ...