Travel Blogs from Barraco
... however. We had a couple of beers and enjoyed sitting outside in the sun for the rest of the afternoon. Once we had paid, we did our best to find our car, easier said then done. After a few wrong turns and finally going back to where we had come from and starting all over again, we were able to backtrack enough to get to the car and head back to the hotel.
The day was long but rewarding in the end. And I like Spain. ...
Myself and Eoin walked out of the hotel restaurant after waiting for over half an hour and not even getting a tea or coffee. Nice and very cheap hotel £32 for a junior twin suit. Guess we can't complaint too much. We headed to Madrid Airport T1 to meet Marco off the plane and then went to T4 to catch the buss to Leon. Have to admit I was not looking forward to a five hour journey but it turned out not too be that bad. We took a few selfies on the ...
... back to
our bikes. Luckily it was all downhill back to the campsite.
I am going to suggest we have a day off tomorrow.
Weather: Foggy and a little cooler.
I persuaded John we needed to go shopping and should combine
this with a bit of sightseeing in Avila.
Avila is back over the mountain pass. The campsite was
shrouded in fog this morning but as we drove over ...
... place we stopped at on our Friday trip was the Valle de los Caidos, which is the burial place of Francisco Franco (Spanish dictator from 1939-1975). This is a church that is located in the mountains close to the Escorial. The church has an elaborate entrance, but for the most part is entirely underground! No stained glass windows to say the least. In fact, it was a very dark place, although very impressive. To get to the main altar of the church, you have ...
Ávila was a very good day trip and and the wall was incredible! However towards the end of the day I did begin to get slightly bored. Other than the wall, there was not much to do besides walk the city and visit churches. Ávila is the city in Spain with the highest density of churches! Although beautiful, every cathedral or basilica was nearly the same as the last, and after a long day of walking, I was glad to get back to Madrid. ...