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... town and find a park so we can check it out before moving onwards. We walk around, stumble across some markets, more churches and cathedrals, parks and squares. It's really quite beautiful and each town has something cute to offer. Because of my fascination with lampposts I snap away at them as we walk around. We spend a few hours checking it all out before heading back to the car. We head off and as Aaron drives and John navigates we figure out we are driving in the total ...
We wake up and get packing, shower, eat breakfast and organise ourselves to head off by 10am. Aaron ducks down to the car to put more money in the car parking meter and comes back up in a huff because we got a ticket. Apparently we parked in a 'residential' spot instead of a 'tourist' spot. But our argument is, we are residential as we are staying in an apartment, not a hotel!? Anyways we pack our things up and are on the road just after 10. Our first ...
... family and friends or run into old acquaintances. Ladies and gentlemen of "a certain age" are decked out in suits and scarves (shirts and jackets for men) accessorized by their walking canes. Families with children, lovers holding hands, all turn out for the evening stroll. The pace is leisurely and everyone is relaxed and chatting amiably. Later people stop for a drink or cafe before heading home for dinner. Quite civilized. At the ...
... the Old Town, but now restored we found it a fascinating place to explore.
The Catedral de San Salvador is the main sight, beautifully-located on the Plaza de Alfonso II. The cathedral's origins and main interest lie in the Camara Santa, a pre-Romanesque chapel built by Asturian king Alfonso II to house holy relics. The highlight here as vividly described by our comprehensive audio-guide was the Santo Sudario, a cloth said ...
... t find any place that served dinner before 7:30 pm. But to my delight I stumbled upon some Asturian cabrales cheese, so I bought a baguette, a bottle of Sidra and thus dinner was served.
Sleep was not to be had that night, thanks to the swarm of mosquito's in the room and a group of transformers pushing there was through the streets. So maybe not actually transformers but whatever it was had me convinced at the time.