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We choose the back roads for our drive today from Potes. The road takes us over three passes through the Cantabrian mountains until we finally exit the Picos de Europa.
Santillana del Mar is known in Spain for its three lies; Santillana no es santa, no es llana y no hay mar (Santilla is not holy, is not flat and there's no sea). In fact, …
... the owner is from Bolivia, I'm not sure. Watching last night game was a pain to be honest, or maybe both teams were too good defensively, but Netherlands didn't produce any game so it's only fair they're out. The trip is slowly reaching its end, as we drive towards Bilbao, then San Sebastian ...
... having so much fun!
We were talking to four other people - two from Extremadura (in Spain), one from the Balearic Islands (in Spain), and another from Ecuador. They are all students here trying to practice their English. So, we spoke to them in Spanish and they spoke to us in English. It was very interesting and we were able to help each other learn so much.
After dinner, we all went back to the common room in the dorm and continued to talk until almost ...
... was also interesting that this church was similar to the churches I saw when I was in France a few years ago.
For our next stop, we had lunch in a town called San Vicente de la barquera. It was a very beautiful town with a castle and a church located in it. I also bought a Cantabria sweatshirt in this town (because it was freezing today to be honest, and I was not prepared). For those who don't know, Cantabria is the part of Spain we ...
Today was an interesting yet very long day. I woke up around 8 am (around 2 am back home, says my everlasting jetlag) and got ready to tour a replica of the Caves of Altamira. For those who don't know what this is, look it up! Historically, it was the first cave found with art inside, opening the doors for many archeologists. At first, no one believed the farmer that they were real, as he casually found them with ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Santillana Santillana del Mar
This hotels calls itself a museum, and the furniture in the public rooms attests to this. A charming hotel with lots of public space, reasonable sized rooms and bathrooms, good service, generous continental breakfast included in the price, free internet and WIFI, located right at the entrance to the historical centre.
Negatives are proximity to a busy highway (double windows virtually eliminate the noise, but as there is no A/C, on a warm days you need to open the windows). There is limited parking. If you don't arrive in time there will be no space and you'll have to park in paid lots nearby.
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