Parador de Trujillo
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Today we went to Avila. The only city left that is fully enclosed with a city stone wall. We enjoyed eating the Avila famous dessert called yemas. It is a cooked dessert made from egg yolks and sugar covered with chocolate! Jakob, Jaxon, and Rhett tried to climb the tall wall and decided that it was indeed a secure city! We caught Rebecca sneaking into nun clothing -- but ...
We visited a few old cities on the way to Caceres so a bit of wandering. Some ruins, some intact all interesting in their own ways. Caceres is a unesco heritage site and has been owned by many forces along the way. Like many old cities though it lacked a bit of greenery.
There have been constant little figures of the kkk style inquisitors so when we had a full size model,pictures were important! Storks are persisting though nests ...
... distance to the che alternative would have been a long wayback! ) and what's the point in losing sleep over it?
There was one more quick stop we wanted to make on our way Caceres - the small town of Trujillo. I can't recall how we came up with the idea but Trujillo was on our list.
As we took the now very familiar winding streets up to the town and its plaza we were thrilled to see it too held that old world charm. And then we drove ...
... the 12th century. Again the sheer indulgence is staggering; apart from El Grecos, Titians and Goya, the rich tapestries, gilt and silver holy objects, walls of relics, murals, carved panels ... there was finally the lady herself. This somewhat weird object of worship was holding an even weirder miniature Jesus; she was clad in the most beautiful, jewel encrusted, embroidered garments. All the devout [apart from us ...
... of the day hits - I'm sure I've left my glasses on the bed in the Albergue. ***** ***** *****!
For my Camino friends on the blog if you come to do the VDLP make sure your Spanish is VERY fluent and you can also manage it at machine gun pace! My buddy and I have neither. Google translate has pulled us out of many holes and today was a darling! So make sure you have a functional data card on a device. Relayed to the guy behind the bar, he duly calls the cafe ...