Villa de Alquezar
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Due to the unexpected 20km national park trail, I had about 3-4 extra hours to kill before heading over to my final destination for the day, Zaragoza, and it was also that time of the day when European take their lunch, 2 pm.
......to be continued
... I'm sure there aren't too many people that lives here anyway, at most probably 100). I walked around the town within 15 minutes, one interesting thing is that, out of all 4 of the towns that I've passed by, all of them have a playground for kids (both soccer and basketball) and a church. I didn't know that Spanish people are "that" religious ...
However, it was not all in vain. Since it was a not so popular national park ( didn't want to go to places that everyone wanted to go), there weren't too many people/cars around. That's good news for me, I was able to get in some extra time to practice my horrible driving skill, try getting into 1st gear on a hill, try to smoothly get into the 1st and shifting gears on sharp corners. It was actually a lot of fun (because there were no people around).
Strangely, the weather was still rather dull on the southern, Spanish, side of the mountain. We made our way, without difficulty, to our next stop, Huesca. The overnight stay in the Park hotel was very comfortable, with a very lavish buffet at breakfast the next morning. The hotel had a dark wood grandeur, like many traditional Spanish hotels, and the staff in the bar and restaurant were kind and friendly. We enjoyed an evening stroll in the lovely ...
... of visitors under control. Even thought it was Friday and low season, the car park was half full.
The walk was an easy one on a good footpath following the river Arazas. There were lots of waterfalls to admire on the way. The valley is glacial in origin and the scenery is SPEC-TAC-U-LAR!
Wooded slopes give way to towering sandstone rock faces, rising like the walls of a giant's fortress complete with buttresses, turrets and towers. These walls dwarf us ...
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- Free parking