La Posada de Ubeda
Travel Blogs from Ubeda
... and Juliet would roll past at any moment. We were sad that we had not stayed here as the hotels are gorgeous (getting here by train is complicated by the fact that the nearest station is 20kms away).
We we had a lovely lunch for a fraction of the price of yesterday's abomination and spent a happy (if rather hot) afternoon wandering happily around taking photos. Before we were ready it ...
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 ...
... rare, at least until Mike came across one on a curve and managed to scuff the front number of a local's Seat. With no ability to communicate, we finally managed to convince the local inhabitant that no damage was done to his car by furiously rubbing at the deposited that Mike's LHS pannier had left on his bumbler. Following that the road turned to dirt and we ...
... on top of a hill overlooking olive groves as far as the eye can see, has very narrow streets and an old castle dating back to the 13th century. We had a Gin and Tonic in town with the locals watching bullfighting on TV and a couple of young people arrived on horseback and got served their drinks and Tapas on horseback before riding off. We stayed at the Hotel Palacio de las Manillas with it's stone walls and courtyard where we ate dinner and ...
... and proper speaking distance is considered about 1 foot away) and began chatting with friends of my host family. Alas, I cannot remember any names of my companions of the day, but I can tell you that they were all merry and eager to talk to me. Very few people spoke English, which is all the better, because it makes me speak in Spanish. I was able to communicate pretty well with most, though there was one man that I never could understand a word ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet