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I actually caught my breath when we walked into el Plaza Mayor in Salamanca! My mother thought there was something wrong, but while I was savoring the moment, Crisann explained -- she is excited. It was amazing to return 24 years later to the city where I studied for a semester abroad. I spent so much time in the Plaza Mayor ...
... a load of laundry. I apparently didn't wait for some light to go out on the machine or something (I still don't know what I did wrong). But I almost flooded the bathroom. Oops! I came home and she had already mopped it up. And we still had a pleasant lunch right after it! Spanish moms yell all the time. I get yelled at for having the lights on instead of pulling up the blinds a lot.
Anyway, my parents enjoyed meeting Luz, and she told them ...
A coffee in the main square whilst enjoying the Winter sunshine was the business.
It was actually warm! but most of all we had the front row seats for the trot past of the Spanish Senors and Senoritas.
Now, the question one has to ask is this.
What is this grand romance the Spaniards have with the "padded jacket" ?
It is almost like a uniform.
Boots of the finest leather, (which I can totally understand) and the ubiquitous ...
... because life stops on sundays in Spain) so we stopped by a mercado to make some bocadillos to-go and walked the bike path a mile or so out of town. We stopped and had a picnic with some no-so-friendly ants and talked non-stop. We connected, and understood each other...this is the type of friendship I think we both needed at this point in our travels. I can talk to her about anything and practice my Spanish with her without feeling embarrassed. ...
... spectacular, was filled up during our stay with the stalls of an annual book fair and a large stage with children’s entertainment. Takes away a little from the majesty of it all!
*Not what you might think! Actually a quote from a review by a wine critic in November 2010 of Taylor & Fladgate’s 2008 Vintage Port. We visited Taylor’s “armazén” (port wine cellar) in Vila Nova de Gaia and sampled several of their ...
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- Continental Breakfast
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- Room service