Parador de Ubeda
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... Then I make my way down to the shady boulevard, for a nice evening strum session… There are obviously no hotels in Mongibar, but I’m not worried. There are endless olive groves around that will work just fine for camping. In fact, I think I might just start hiking north, camp out somewhere and tomorrow morning continue my hike all the way to Bailen before the sun gets too hot. I pass through an industrial sector, which is a nice thing ...
... of wandering Jaen's streets was less appealing when we left the cool interior and were hit by 39 degree heat. The old town is quite attractive but there are not many true sights as such so we elected to stop for a drink at a cafe.
We we had a very nice lunch in a restaurant close to the cathedral (it is 5 euros to go inside and the consensus seems to be it is a bit gloomy inside so we decided to spend the money on wine instead!).
We we returned ...
We got up somewhat later today and hung around the hotel until we finally got ourselves together and headed for the bus station. Baeza is a 45minute journey from Jaen on the Alsa bus. It was a very straightforward journey but we did arrive at the hottest part of the day (38 degrees in August!) we took some time finding the way into town as for some reason no one EVER signposts the town centre from ...
Having spent a while in Jerez eating junk food and sleeping we decided to go visiting stuff again. I have wanted to go to Jaen for a while having seen a cool photo of it's enormous cathedral. We decided to have a couple of nights here and take a day trip to Baeza or Ubeda which are famous Renaissance era towns in this area.
We caught the early train (7.15 am) to Jaen direct from Jerez and were in Jaen by 12pm. It is a pleasant journey through Seville and Cordoba ...
... by my many well-meaning companions and my desperate pleas that I didnt know how did no good. Thus I wound up on the dance floor, doing my best to mimic the moves of the woman in front of me. Thankfully, this episode lasted only a few minutes and then I gracefully left the dance floor (well, I would like to think gracefully, but it was proabably more like a relief-filled scamper). Though, there are pictures for your viewing enjoyment, I will try to put ...