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Travel Blogs from Sant Antoni de Portmany
Due to the unexpected 20km national park trail, I had about 3-4 extra hours to kill before heading over to my final destination for the day, Zaragoza, and it was also that time of the day when European take their lunch, 2 pm.
......to be continued
... I'm sure there aren't too many people that lives here anyway, at most probably 100). I walked around the town within 15 minutes, one interesting thing is that, out of all 4 of the towns that I've passed by, all of them have a playground for kids (both soccer and basketball) and a church. I didn't know that Spanish people are "that" religious ...
However, it was not all in vain. Since it was a not so popular national park ( didn't want to go to places that everyone wanted to go), there weren't too many people/cars around. That's good news for me, I was able to get in some extra time to practice my horrible driving skill, try getting into 1st gear on a hill, try to smoothly get into the 1st and shifting gears on sharp corners. It was actually a lot of fun (because there were no people around).
... but my painful ribs meant that further exploration of the historic old town was not possible on this day. Never mind, we shall return another time, D.V. Having caught a glimpse of the Poblet monastery on a TV programme, I discovered that it was possible to stay there, so this was our next stop. It is a Cistersian foundation, dating from 1150 and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the 1990s. There is a hotel within the monastery. Our first ...
... understand it all because of her accent but it was neat to see. At the top, there were so many vultures flying around. Wow they have a huge wingspan! Quite remarkable the way they soared through the air.
After our stop, we continued up to Bielsa, stopping in Ainsa for lunch. I was fun to spend the day with Ana. We arrived in Bielsa around the same time as Eva and the ...
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