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Thank god, we got to sleep in today, but I still didn't really sleep that well because being in a new city as beautiful as the ones we have seen, the last thing you really think about is sleeping. We did meet at noon for a guided tour of Salamanca. We started at our hotel, were divided into two groups and then the tour took us through the streets …
... we have made a lot of advances in technology the architect still draw detailed diagrams as well as impressionist sketchings. As far as I can remember this is the biggest Gothic Cathedral in Europe, it was really impressive.
One of the local delicacies we really wanted to try was Jamon Iberico (ham,) which is similar to Portuguese Procuitto, The ham comes from black pigs that free range and feed on wild acorns. We saw some of these fat pigs on our way in ...
... here we found the tourist information office and got ourselves a map of the city, then grabbed a couple of seats outside a cafe for coffee while we checked out the map. Most of the seats were taken by a large group of American students who were drinking their own drinks and chatting quietly!! However the proprietor soon moved them on :-)
After coffee we went to look at the Cathedral ...
... minus the gardens and overall size, of course. The only downside was the lack of any sort of air conditioning the 100 degree heat. The only thing i could think about was "how in the world did the royal families survive the summers in their extravagant, heavy clothing??"
Afterwards, Madelena, Laila, Kat, Carlo, and I made a detour to the Don Quijote statue nearby and became extremely dehydrated on our long way back to the hotel. ...
... pour se familiariser a la vie locale, pour se changer les idees et vider la tete !
Ensuite, depuis hier, premiere etape dans mon parcours iberique : Salamanca !
Ville estudiantine a l architecture magnifique ou les facades en gres ocres sont plus belles les unes que les autres... Sans oublier sa Plaza Mayor