Gran Hotel Dona Ximena
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... and drove through Salamanca without stopping. It did seem to be a very well planned (especially given its history) and attractive city even the outskirts were attractive. But time was against us and Avila was our next destination.
We saw the walls of Avila long before we arrived, and were in awe of its grandeur as we drove through the gates - excited to be staying within the walls of the ancient city.
Our little hostel was lovely, and we ...
... a foot taller...and therefore slimmer, which means I could consume a bit more chocolate now....maybe just while it continues to rain. I must admit when I stood sideways to the mirror in the campsite toilets, it looked as though someone had inserted a steel rod down the back of my shirt - I was that straight!
Tarifa, our little town, sitting on 36 degrees latitude, is actually south of both Algiers (Algeria) and Tunis (Tunisia), despite ...
I earned enough money go on my travel and left the crystal shop, I went to the
Sahara desert with the caravan. At one day, we arrived at the oasis, but I
couldn’t believe the oasis was just some palm trees
surrounded. It was too different to my image which I saw in the geography book
was bigger and even had a town. But there, near the well, I saw a woman ...
... did actually try and book another night in the apartment but couldn't get hold of the manager, so decided to finish off in the morning, then drive the 4-5hrs to Avila.
The most modern part of the city is the City of Arts and Science - I don't really know the background to it, but it really is incredibly beautiful. We packed up and headed there earlyish. It consists of different museums and features, but ...
Finally I head off to Tarifa. After arriving at the train station in Madrid for my long distance train to Algeciras, I was told my ticket that I purchased on line for 74 euro was not valid. I had to buy another one. Yet another hiccup. I will have to sort that out with Rail Europe.
The high speed train journey was very pleasant. Beautiful scenery of olive trees and wind ...