Travel Blogs from Barraco
... gave up and parked the car and decided to walk. Lucky for us, we parked in a decent area right by a row of shops and restaurants. This was obviously a small community. When we went into a bar it felt like the music stopped playing and everyone turned to look at us. We ordered our drinks and sat outside where there was a plaza. There were several cafes surrounding the plaza and numerous children playing soccer on ...
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 ...
... Although slightly creepy, it was an amazing feeling to be in the presence of so many of the powerful people I have been studying about all semester.
The library of the Escorial was definitely the most impressive library I had ever sat foot in. It holds collections from all over the world in many languages. Its oldest book is from the 5th century roman times! Behind the Vatican, it is the library with the most precious collection in the world!
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. ...