Travel Blogs from Alfaro
... is a hotel that is maintained with the original antiques from when it was built in the fifteenth century.
(In the village of Olite there was also a first communion celebration going on, in Spain the young girls wear full white dresses just like in the US, but they also have this grandiose celebration with all of the first communicants and their families. They rented out part of the parador hotel for this.)
... enclosed by apartments...and there are restaurants and shops on the ground floor. Huge white market umbrellas all around the edges of the square as people dined outside. About every 30 seconds water would spray from the centre of these umbrellas....in a fine mist down onto the diners to keep them cool. Madrid is beautiful....I didn't know what to expect and the history and spectacular old buildings took me by surprise. Oh, and I saw the ...
... in the distance or nestling on a small hillock, its church steeple standing tall.
South of Zaragoza the land starts to become undulating and increasingly full of vineyards. Here, these are black, gnarled leafless plants stand in rows between sleepy ghost-like towns. Dusk was beginning to fall creating an array of reds and golds on the bands of cloud in the sky. The mountain range ...
... into the mountainous Pyrennese. The road was extremely winding with many hairpin bends and some fabulous views. Surprisingly we didn't pass any border controls and there was no indication of when we crossed into Spain. Just a subtle change of road markings and signage. Rob was hoping for sentries and flags and such!
The D4 took us through a lovely picturesque village called Bera. ...
... for it being the from the 13th century. Our tour guide is what made the trip worth it. He was very knowledgeable, had a great speaking voice, and was very passionate about what he was telling us about. The only problem (which for me wasn't really a problem but for the group it was a problem) was that he only spanish which in my opinion made it even better. Of course there a few gripers in the group but that is to be expected. The most impressive part of the ...
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Kids activities or Babysitting