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Travel Blogs from Cuenca
... cap like blinkers since I have fear of heights! My daughters will be proud of me that I made it over.
There are two approaches to Cuenca: one can actually drive all the way up into the old city and walk down to the hanging houses, or do it the way we did, from below, giving one a better view.
One of the houses has been transformed into a Museum of Spanish Abstract Art, but we decided to give it a miss. Judy and Herb went off exploring ...
... font-size: 17px; line-height: normal; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto;">The meal was accompanied by beautiful bread rolls with oil, sparkling mineral water and Battery Boy had 2 glasses of red wine and Video Girl indulging in one glass of White, followed by tea and coffee with petit fours. The cost of the bread, water, tea, coffee and petit fours altogether for the two of them came to about 25 eu on top of the cost of the meal. This was very interesting because they had ...
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. ...
... Logroņo on the way to Madrid.
“We could have left the key with Maria Jesus” says Miryam. “I’d like to have seen her restaurant.”
Arriving half an hour later in Logroņo, we need to refuel before the journey. €50 fills the tank and I feel for my waist pack to extract my credit card. It’s not where it should be.
“Anyone seen my waist pack? I ask
“What? That thing you ...
... 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.