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TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Santamaria Tudela
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... 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.)
... must be way off....the poor shopkeeper got it in the end...but only after I gave a mimed version of tilting at windmills! All that...and he didn't have any. I'll keep looking. So a wonderful day and night in Madrid. I've got the air conditioning on in my room. Off on a bus trip to Toledo tomorrow ...then afternoon and evening free of planned activities. A group of us have already decided on a couple of walks to do. Great day. PS Didn't see any ...
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 ...
... and then went for a walk around the streets. Nothing much was open, sadly. Then back to the van to prepare corned beef hash for tea.
Settled down to watch a Gwyneth Paltrow film on the mobile DVD player after reading books and a few puzzles. As usual it went on strike half way through the film - must remember to charge the battery tomorrow! It'll be an early night again then. . .
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 ...