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Travel Blogs from Salamanca
Caught the bus for Salamanca, a 3 1/2 hour ride on a very nice bus. They had a movie, but only the people in the first row could see or hear it. Then the radio was on playing American & Brit music - Simon & Garfunkel, Cher, Beatles, BeeGees. We left the mountains behind. Around here it is as flat as Illinois. They have farmer fields all …
... only 7 of us and the teacher was talking so fast I think only caught about 80% of what she was saying. She was so loud and crazy with big gestures and weird facial expressions but I loved every minute of it. The 3 hours passed by in a blink of an eye. I walked back to my apartment by myself and I didn't even get lost! I was so proud of myself:)
Now, I'm back in my room, and I'm going to take a siesta now. Of course.
Leaving Porto on local roads we made very little headway because of all the traffic, roundabouts and pedestrian crossings. So after an hour and a bit and only having travelled about 40 K's I gave up and got on to the highway. We drove via Vila Real to Braganca where we had lunch at a little restaurant by the castle. I must say the lunch was rather forgettable but the castle was nice and so was the weather ...
... them. We had prepaid online through a company in Australia (Driveaway Holidays) and everything was in order.
We chose to take the route to Segovia that bypassed highway tolls and arrived there at 11am. First stop was an old Roman aqueduct. This was in great condition and we think rates better than the Pont du Garde that we had seen in 2001. From there we wandered through the old walled city visiting the Jewish quarter and ...
... s the one I saw is the tallest! I saw the most beautiful view of my beautiful Salamanca. Not ready at all to leave yet. I finished the afternoon with another Novelty ice cream cone – the oldest ice cream place on the Plaza Mayor.
All in all, it’s been a great two weeks and I’m sad I only have one week left. I’m definitely not ready to start real school yet. It will however be great to see everyone back home.