Parador de Cuenca
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We weren't looking forward to what we thought would be a long drive south on fairly flat terrAine. After leaving the Picos de Europa our thoughts were turning to the return trip home to Canada. In order to make it special we decided to book Paradors for the next four nights. Little did I know that the next few days would bring many pleasant …
... the game was an event within itself, as everyone who goes to the game takes the metro. I have never been so crammed into a metro in my life. I have included a picture my friend took of the crowd, I couldn’t move my arms to take a picture. Each stop more people would try to crowd in, even though there was barely room to breathe! The game itself started at 4pm and was against Granada, meaning this wasn’t a very important game. An example of an important game for ...
... tempted to do a car swap, the first one would have been able to carry us and our luggage the second would have been more fun on the windy "N" road we came in on :-) We had hoped to visit the tunnels that run below the old town but they are closed until later this month. The river at the bottom of the walking track looked green, not sure what it was and was the cause. Mum called it chalking but I'm sticking with green. The road narrows close to Plaza Mayor and they have ...
... out of town was a bit of challenge, as I couldn't go the way the TomTom wanted me to go, but after a bit of detour it all came good and we were eventually on the Autovia and starting a 4 1/2 hour drive, for which I estimated 5 hours. Over the drive we went through a variety of terrains and farming horizons, Olives, olives, olives as far as the eye can see, then open plains, then Grape vines covering the vista, making way later ...
Sunday 13 September
Picked up my smurf blue rental car, a Skoda. Enjoyed driving through the Spanish countryside to Cuenca, a medieval town 2.5 hours east of Madrid.
I stayed in a great hotel in Cuenca, for only €28 (Hostal Posada Huecar). Luxurious, big, charming room, balcony with beautiful views, nice bathroom. Only it has ...