Hostal La Purisima
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... El Fuzz at >120kph on the motorway. We took the A-road........a very good choice as it turned out. This took us up to 2000m as we passed over the Sierra Guadamarra. Stunning scenery, great roads.... a pleasure. Even Iain and Alicia were also able animated about it. After about 4 hours of effortless motoring we saw our destination. Sharply pointed turrets pierced the skyline, capping a small mountain clad in stonework, above ...
However, we arrived in Avila tired, cold and hungry and I didn't particularly feel like searching needlessly through the maze of the old town in order to find sustenance. So when a smiling Spanish man came up to us with a menu and coaxed us inside his restaurant we followed - and paid for a hasty decision!
However, we survived and the experience was valuable one; it allows us to chalk up some more travel advice. Even if you're tired, cold and half starved:
... do! After dancing I brought everyone to that restaurant/bar that overlooks the city because there was fireworks for the festival! It was like our own personal 4th of July in Toledo.
On thursday night we went and sang karaoke and got some tapas! Friday morning we had a group excursion to Madrid and instead of coming back to Toledo at 6pm with the group, we stayed over night there! Monica's dad was in Madrid for business and we met up with him and stayed in his hotel! ...
... Toledo is known for its swords (used in Lord of The Rings) and its Mazapan (almond tasting cookie like thing which is very good). What I did very much like was the views of the surounding area. There is a cliff overlooking the river. We saw a building on an opposing hill when the sun was setting so that it could shed its golden light on the building to be reflected back to our mortal eyes. This along with the fields covered in the golden light was almost ...
... moldering tapestries. "Look at that arquebus," one of us would say. Then the other would say, “I believe that’s a larger arquebus than they were using in the 15th century.”
“Do you really think so?”
“Oh yes, I certainly do. It’s certainly a larger arquebus.”
“Well, perhaps you’re right.”
“But not the halberds, I’m sure.”