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Salamanca Cathedral was a sculpting wonder but 5 euro to get
in so decided against it. We found the astronaut carved into the new door frame
by a mischievous "renaissance" sculptor in the 70's and we rubbed the lucky
rabbit. Aren’t we all so easily caught up in someone else’s superstition! We
then wandered around the …
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I don't have a lot to do tomorrow as the boys are at school so I think I will unpack and go for a little walk to get my bearings.
... within a short walk from the hotel. We chose a pizza bar with all the right ingredients: small, cosy, mismatched chairs, a parquetry floor probably older than Australia, and a smiling bar attendant whose English was as limited as our Spanish. Well actually, he probably won that particular competition. Either way, it didn't matter as long as he understood that we wanted some red wine. However, Paul trying to explain what he meant by 'full bodied' had them both in fits ...
The 6 of us got up and headed on a walking tour starting from our hostel at 11am, we were greeted by a Spanish guy wearing a top hat and ukulele on his back. He took us to the following attractions - Plaza Jacinto Benavente, Plaza Mayor, Sobrino de Botin (the oldest restaurant in the world - since 1725!), Plaza de Puerta Cerrada, Monasterio del Corpus Christi las Carboneras (where we bought cookies off cloistered nuns), Market of San Miguel, ...
Our flight from Philadelphia to Madrid was uneventful. I always consider uneventful and air travel to go very well together. We landed at around 06:00 Madrid time and waited about 1.5 hours for our luggage. We heard something about a plane issue, but we think it was shift change. We had a breakfast of quiche and baguette, so it felt as much like Paris as Madrid.
We met up with Debbie and Gary in the airport who had been already traveling ...
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