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Travel Blogs from Salamanca
Decided to take the "wiggly roads" over the mountains - we do so like to frighten ourselves. Up and over a couple of mountain ranges - the roads were actually very good.
The valley in between the ranges was the Valle de Jerte - half of Spain's cherries are grown here, and we could see the villages were a hive of activity, boxing them up to distribute.
Caught the bus into the town from the ...
... was my favorite. It is a large building behind water with several bridges and some fountains. Right before we left Sevilla we went back and saw the plaza when the weather was really nice. The Semana Santa (Holy Week) processions were starting, and we saw a little of it on the first night. It is really interesting how the processions work. People wearing tall, pointed hoods of different colors walk through the towns. They hold candles and some carry ...
... All made of pork, yes?
So, the question is, where are all the pigs?
Since coming to Spain have we seen one live pig anywhere?
So are they all shipped in from Poland? Or where are they kept?
The cathedral begged a visit. First we stood outside and gawped along with everyone else as a wedding couple stood and were danced around by some traditional dancers. They were then handed a large loaf of bread the size of a bowler hat, ...
... ultimate frisbee by the puente Romano followed by a bar right by the river with live music.
Nannette and I have already ridden around a large portion of Salamanca but I predict we'll be riding most days we have left. It feels so great to get back on a bike again. Last night, we grabbed a couple drinks by the river with a view of the city until they turned out the lights illuminating the cathedrals and university. Every moment ...
We left San Pedro de Rozado with Gilles, but he declined Spanish lessons saying it was too early in the morning and he needs a drink inside him to give him confidence. Paco and I fell behind. We are not allowed to talk going uphill as he says we need the oxygen, which suits me fine. Heart and lungs are in good shape, but the concentration is hard going. The highlight of the walk was a hoopoe, which obligingly sat on ...