Hotel R. Castellano III
Travel Blogs from Salamanca
During breakfast we enjoyed a last look at the beautilful city of Coimbra and then Judy, Maryln and I visited a fascinating theme park called Portugal dos Pequenitos (literally Little Ones' Portugal) nearby. The park consists of diminutive versions of Portuguese houses and monuments, and has pavilions with artifacts dedicated to the former Portuguese colonies.Those Portuguese seafarers certainly got around in the 14th to 17th ...
... like floats. We saw the main float, which consisted of Jesus holding the cross. My dad really liked this tradition and even bought a souvenir of a hooded figure.
Walking around one day, we saw a lot of people making their way into this one building, which turned out to be a church. And we saw all of the floats of Semana Santa in there with people walking around and viewing them. We also saw a long line that went into a room where a statue ...
... wires; and it seemed that we were back on a road to Santiago! All roads lead not to Rome, here, but to Santiago, although we saw almost no plodders on this route.
They build their huge nests on the top of electricity pylons... each one had a nest perched right at the very top. Clever stuff, as they do not get blown away in the high winds.
Some had built their nests on the top of churches, or in campaniles.
Maybe these were the ...
For those of you who didn't already know, the main reason I'm abroad is to study Spanish in Salamanca, Spain. Last Thursday, this leg of my travels abroad commenced in Madrid.
Our first day of orientation was spent in El Prado and Palacio Real. The first time I visited El Prado, I was young (14) and had no appreciation for the art. As I remember it (and as the rest of my family remembers it) I was extremely restless and couldn't wait ...
... br> We went to Salamanca to study Spanish at a small language school, called the Colegio de Espana. It was a lovely school and the teachers were friendly, boisterous and a little crazy!
For my first time studying Spanish I was definitely chucked into the deep end arriving only with knowledge of three words- hola (hello), queso (cheese), vino (wine) and jambon (ham)- no suprises there. I did find myself making up a lot of the history of the town as I could not ...
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