Travel Blogs from Salamanca
... only 7 of us and the teacher was talking so fast I think only caught about 80% of what she was saying. She was so loud and crazy with big gestures and weird facial expressions but I loved every minute of it. The 3 hours passed by in a blink of an eye. I walked back to my apartment by myself and I didn't even get lost! I was so proud of myself:)
Now, I'm back in my room, and I'm going to take a siesta now. Of course.
Leaving Porto on local roads we made very little headway because of all the traffic, roundabouts and pedestrian crossings. So after an hour and a bit and only having travelled about 40 K's I gave up and got on to the highway. We drove via Vila Real to Braganca where we had lunch at a little restaurant by the castle. I must say the lunch was rather forgettable but the castle was nice and so was the weather ...
... them. We had prepaid online through a company in Australia (Driveaway Holidays) and everything was in order.
We chose to take the route to Segovia that bypassed highway tolls and arrived there at 11am. First stop was an old Roman aqueduct. This was in great condition and we think rates better than the Pont du Garde that we had seen in 2001. From there we wandered through the old walled city visiting the Jewish quarter and ...
... s the one I saw is the tallest! I saw the most beautiful view of my beautiful Salamanca. Not ready at all to leave yet. I finished the afternoon with another Novelty ice cream cone – the oldest ice cream place on the Plaza Mayor.
All in all, it’s been a great two weeks and I’m sad I only have one week left. I’m definitely not ready to start real school yet. It will however be great to see everyone back home.
... to near where I live. But I decided not to stop there because I was enjoying myself and my knees hadn’t started to bother me yet (like they are now). So I continued on and obviously I shouldn’t have done that because just as I stepped off the curb to cross a street, I tripped on a stone in the sidewalk (all the sidewalks are uneven and stony), stumbled a bit, and fell flat on my chest in the middle of ...