Hotel Rural Noguera de la Sierpe
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... so dinner was included, the menu was varied and included a lot of "cocina regionale" promoting the locally sourced produce, which in the case of this parador, included a lot of game. Our drive through the Sierra from Cazorla to the pardor took us past a huge herds of goats and sheep crossing the road, a large wild deer, some rabbits and a very strange donkey sized dog with a foxes tail attached to his rear?? Which we were intent on sampling ( apart from the dog!) we asked ...
Later in the afternoon there was paella, which served as the actual meal of the day. It was alright, though I must admit that the one I get at home is much better (though, I should note that the region of Spain I am in is not known for its paella, it would be rather like going to Texas to try to get some good New York style pizza). I´ll have to try some in Madrid when we go there, for comparisons sake :)
Now comes my favorite part! ...
... in Spanish takes work.
Yesterday, I bought "international" stamps (and by this i mean that the man gave me like 20 normal stamps and told me to put 1 big stamp and 4 little stamps on each letter to equal international postage) however, since I have to put 5 stamps on each piece of mail, that leaves no room to actually write on a postcard. Soooooo, now I have to go buy envelopes as well, so I can mail actual letters. Looks like I have some serious letter writing to ...
... At 11, we ran out of things to do so we headed to the break room. The director encouraged me to get our meal started (even though the break isn't until 12). He pulled out a bunch of the beer and told me that it was my last day and I should "relax". Apparently this is code in the Spanish educational system for "get drunk before your next classes". I sat and chatted with the director and a few other teachers who were drawn to the beer.
... not to jump up and correct each one of them. Boy oh Boy how I wish I was back on that tower at Camp Seafarer, my wistle would have been blown till my lips fell off. But such is life, it was nice to have a bow back in my hands for a moment.
Back on the bus we went. Another hour and a half or so and we arrived at a hotel where we were scheduled to tour (but not use) the spa services of a nice hotel. Now, I dont know about you, but to me, touring a spa and ...
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Pets allowed