Travel Blogs from Cuenca
After a week in Madrid I got the car out of storage and we hit the road. Cuenca is a bit off the beaten track on a highway with very little traffic. In just over 100 kilometres we saw maybe 5 cars going the same way as us. Cuenca is situated on a steep spur whose slopes descend into the Jucar and Huecar rivers. Back in the year 714 when the Muslim Arabs conquered the area they realised it's strategic location and built a fortress on top of the hill. ...
... found on the walls of the surrounding churches and plazas. the music and lyrics are a combination of castellano, arabic and judeo-spanish languages originating from inhabitants of this area in the 12th and 13th century. the concert was magical.
i wish i had more time to explore this place...but i have to head to paris!
bueno...i shall return later to select my home.
What a day!!!!
I started with the car not starting - had to roll start. I think the dodgy mechanics stuffed something.
But the day got better as we got to Granada and toured the Alhambra - the Ottoman palaces. It was just fantastic and easy to see why it is the number one attraction in Spain according to LP. The state of preservation and restoration of this magnificent Moorish series of palaces and the intricate detail was a sight to behold. The photos will do the ...
... yellow and grey,which all looks very attractive. Unfortunately, the amount of traffic in the Plaza Mayor detracts somewhat from the overall effect, but it's still worth sitting around for a while with a beer to admire the place. Then it's gradually downhill through interesting streets and narrow alleys, till I'm back in the streets of the modern town, where the hotel is. I've a horrible feeling that I've probably missed some of the old town, but there's a limit to what anyone can ...
That one isn't even funny, sorry guys. I'm fresh out of humor right now, I just used my last pun during dinner. There haven't even been any recent coincidences for me to excuse that horrible title with. Moving on.
On Friday during the wine excursion, my friend Chris and I decided that we wanted to go on a day trip on Saturday, so we ended up picking Cuenca. This town actually has a really ...
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