Hostal Puerta del Alcazar
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Bnb secure internet - 4* hotel not secure - go figure.
We r in avila now in a supposed paradore! Very nice but has lost it originallity.
Leaving Cagliari, arrived at the airport lined up 4 baggage drp. Madrid is closed - panick - translation - flights 4 for madrid r not open yet!
CATTLE CLASSryanair. We couldn't understand the english, god knows how the none ...
... peaceful enclosed garden spaces. There were lots of cute little kittens sunning themselves at the entrance. MP= "That's because they don't believe in contraception"
We ate well there too. Simple hearty food but we got homemade empañadas and the local biscuits. On the whole we're finding the Spanish fare much blander than what we expected. Eggs, cheese, potato and many varieties of pig. So ...
Let nothing disturb you
Let nothing frighten you
All things pass away
God never changes,
patience obtains all things,
he who has God
finds he lacks nothing
God alone suffices - St Teresa of Avila
It's very late, we're very sleepy, photos way to slow to download. Today it's all about Teresa so I'll let her take the lead. We are ...
... are called 'Racions' and are slightly bigger dishes. We went back to the place we had chocolat and churros and ordered a variety of Racions for lunch because the guy was so friendly, even though he spoke no English. He seemed pretty popular with the locals too. It was all delicious, although we were surprised that the patatas (normally chips) with aioli was actually ...
... parts of the Grampians, only with a huge motorway junction at the bottom. The top of the pass between Segovia and Madrid is downright ugly, with a scruffy transport café and loads of pylons - all depressing stuff. The other side of the range is slightly better but not much. Perhaps it looks better in the sunshine.
I turn off the main road to Madrid about 30 miles from the city and go through a couple of small towns, one of which is ...