Travel Blogs from Tudela
Sunday, a group of us went to visit the Palacio Real de Olite (aka: Royal Palace of Olite). It was a little over an hour away from Logrono and we spent the day exploring the castle, having a great potluck picnic lunch, getting ice cream, and just spending time with friends. The castle was beautiful. This building was a reconstruction of the original palace that was originally built under the reign of King Charles III, ...
... alcohol became illegal, they simply painted the whole thing black. The Govt said no... Take them down. But all of the Spanish loved these bulls so they were allowed to remain. (You may wish to check the validity of that story with Luisa) Also.... Story goes that an early ruler of Spain had a lisp. That's why the 'Z' is pronounced 'TH' (Luisa again) Daryl , loving your comments...not sure the rest of the bus is though.... 'I love Paris ...
On the way at about 2pm, we found a picnic area and stopped for lunch at Merendero. It was a really large wooded area which looked like a deserted Aire or campsite. It made a lovely stop for lunch though.
Past Onda, we found ourselves on a fabulous country road. In every direction there were pine clad mountain slopes, cliffs and crags, hills ...
Stopped here one night. Near Zaragoza in the mountains.
Saturday 12 January
Woke up this morning to a downpour of rain. Why does it always rain when you have a tent to pack up?
We packed up and had yet another rather lovely hot shower before we left the campsite - well, you never know when you'll get that luxury again on a trip like this. We left at 10:30 am and ...
Contrary to the impression that one might get from the movies, castles were typically not very nice places to live in. Some rooms had fireplaces and those donīt do a very good job of heating a modern room with eight foot ceilings and R-12 insulation in the walls. Consider a room made completely of stone with 12, 15+ foot ceilings.Floors and walls of the more opulent digs were covered with rugs and tapestries to help make them a bit more ...
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