Residencia Santa Isabel
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... Once I learnt to not worry about the things that did not matter the comfort zone expanded. Best thing about the walk: The countryside. The ancient forests and crystal clear streams. Worst thing about the walk: The lack of fresh fruit and salads. Dogs (we all know I am scared of them) Would I do it again? Absolutely. Tomorrow if ...
Today we explored the laneways of Avila in Castilla de Leon region; it is located on a hilltop in the heart of Spain. A wall built in the 12th century surrounds the main part of the old town and provides beautiful views of the area. The Cathedral was the first gothic style cathedral built in Spain, from the 16th century.
We ordered lunch of several traditional starter dishes; the girls shared bean and another soup, blood chip things, and ...
... us! No more climbing! Thrilled we set off for the last push of the day. We followed the satnav slightly bemused as it told us to come off the road that led to the town and onto a small cobbled street winding its way up through a village. Pursued by local dogs and struggling over cobbles which quickly turned into a steep dirt track we tried hard to carry on going. Sadly I was forced into a ditch by a tiny yapping dog and that was the end of my attempt. ...
... have been nicely preserved, but it was touristy for Spaniards - not necessarily for foreigners as it was a bit off the beaten path.
After climbing the big hill, we ended up at the castle overlooking the city. It was AWESOME! We tried on traditional pilgrim clothes and medieval armor before exploring the museum and castle. I felt like I had been thrown back in time and could just imagine the guards ...
Hello Y'all, today we took it easy as we were expecting Teo's auntie Mireille to arrive from London England. On the way back from the airport, I managed to stop and take a beautiful scenery landscape snap shot of the village of Valverde where a part of Teo's heritage started.
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