Historic Toledo

After three days in Salamanca we were bound for Toledo. The first part of the journey was fast. The AVE train sometimes reaching nearly 300 kms/hour. We flashed by the countryside, most of which was pretty dry looking. Occasionally we passed some awesome looking old towns. This one is Avíla. In Madrid we changed from…

Sensational Salamanca

After sitting in the totally photo worthy, magnificent Plaza Mayor, resplendent in fading sunlight for a well earnt drink we walked around Salamanca’s old town and its beautiful old buildings. The university towers (middle of this next photo) were very impressive. The ‘shell house’ on its right here is also a Salamanca landmark. Continuing to…

San Sebastián -Day 1

After leaving Barcelona when it was still dark it was wonderful to arrive in San Sebastián with enough daylight to still be able to do a quick exploration of not only Gros, where we were staying, but also the old town. Many quick impressions came to us. Firstly San Sebastián is a city with many…