Hostal Rincon del Jucar
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... our school and is absolutely beautiful. The trees are starting to change color, although some days its 85 degrees here and others it is 55! The rest of Thursday I worked on homework and went out to celebrate my friend Jacki's birthday.
On Friday I went exploring with two of my friends Alix and Espi, and we went to the Templo de Debod. This Egyptian temple was a gift to Spain from Egypt, and the pieces of the temple sent from Egypt were assembled in Spain. There ...
... in disrepair, tracks rough and timber guide rails broken or falling down. Many of the private buildings look vacant, some quite rundown, contrasted by the abundance of luxury cars. We are theorising that Cuenca could be rich Spaniards visiting town, we noticed a new golf course on the way which had golf estate housing (no doubt expensive). Large birds overhead riding the thermals caught our attention at one point, I saw them again later in the day. At Parador de Turismo ...
... out of town was a bit of challenge, as I couldn't go the way the TomTom wanted me to go, but after a bit of detour it all came good and we were eventually on the Autovia and starting a 4 1/2 hour drive, for which I estimated 5 hours. Over the drive we went through a variety of terrains and farming horizons, Olives, olives, olives as far as the eye can see, then open plains, then Grape vines covering the vista, making way later ...
... or my neighbor was especially noisy, ******* hard :-)).
Stumbled upon an artisan market in central Cuenca with a medieval theme, and a play being performed in the street. Cheeses, cakes, leather items were being sold. I bought two leather bracelets. Enjoyed the vibe while sitting on sunny church steps, listened to street musicians, ...
... with the locals. Google translate came to our aid, and allowed us to have some sort of conversation with the very sweet lady who ran the hotel. We were blown away again by the generosity and hospitality with which she prepared the food and served us. We were even treated to vegetables from her own plot. Contented and happy after our rather wet day we finally lay down in our beds for a well deserved ...
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