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Guadalajara

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  • Day1

    One year and one day after...

    October 14, 2018 in Spain ⋅ 🌧 13 °C

    ...it goes again to the Iberian Peninsula - diesmal jedoch nicht nach Portugal, sondern in die Hauptstadt Andalusiens..... Sevilla!

    Bei schönstem Herbstwetter startet die Ryanair-Boeing pünktlich um 10.10 Uhr vom Baden-Airpark zu ihrem knapp 2,5 Stunden langen Flug nach Westen. Die kommenden fünf Tage erwarten uns in der spanischen Metropole sommerliche Temperaturen, leckeres Essen, prachtvolle historische Bauwerke und.....viel Zeit zu Zweit! Mit schickem schwarzem Hemd im Gepäck, bin ich gut vorbereitet für die abendlichen Streifzüge durch die Altstadtgassen und Tapas-Kneipen - Frau Stoof, nach einer äußerst kostspieligen Typveränderung beim Friseur, glänzt am Fensterplatz neben mir sitzend ( Freude schöner Götterfunken, der Mittelplatz ist frei geblieben ) mit neuer Haarpracht! In der Reihe hinter uns sitzen spanische Eingeborene, die ganz landestypisch, ihrer ausgeprägten Affinität zu lauten, schnellen Gruppenunterhalten nachkommen. Den iberischen Zungen wird keine Pause gegönnt und mir bluten bereits nach einer Stunde Dauerbeschallung die Ohren!

    Zum Glück sind wir in der historischen Altstadt Sevillas in keinem Hostel mit Mehrbettzimmer untergebracht, sondern haben schon vor Monaten über Booking.com ein hübsches Apartment gebucht! Wie hübsch die Unterkunft schließlich ist, zeigt sich rund drei Stunden später - wir sind begeistert von unserem Zuhause auf Zeit!
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  • Day2

    Parador de Siguenza

    February 9, 2016 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 8 °C

    Cruzando Castilla hacia el norte llegamos a Siguenza. Y desde lejos nos dimos cuenta cual era nuestro hotel para esta noche.

    El castillo esta tal como era antes, aunque tiene algunas remodelaciones (wifi por ejemplo!)
     
    Lo que mas nos gusto fue el salon principal, con las armaduras frente a la puerta. Aca cenamos y descansamos hasta mañana
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  • Day3

    De Siguenza a Cardona

    February 10, 2016 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 6 °C

    Antes de salir de Siguenza fuimos a desayunar. Riquisimo desayuno, a Luchi le parecio hasta ahora el mejor del viaje.

    Estuvimos mucho tiempo en el auto, mil horas que hubieran sido muy aburridas sin los "dispositivos" electronicos recien comprados

    Y entre una cosa o otra, de Castilla a Cataluna, el almuerzo hoy nos toco despues de las 4pm. Asi que esos sandwiches no nos duraron nada
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  • Day3

    Horizontally across Spain.. almost :)

    October 2, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    The morning was nice and sunny while we walked around the town but within a few hours the clouds had rolled in and we could feel the condensed droplets on the face. It was a beautiful experience after a long time. We drove from Albarracín to Salamanca a distance of about 500 kms in about 6 hours. The 1st 300 kms was a very scenic ride with a lovely rolling hills and sunflower plantations on both the sides. Interestingly, most of the sunflowers were dryed up and almost brown. Once we touched the highway near Madrid, the road became very dreary and totally devoid of anything interesting. We reached Salamanca by 6 pm.Read more

  • Day4

    Milmarcos, where time stood still

    June 16, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 37 °C

    Something very funny happens in Spain. With an area of some 500000 Km2 and a population of roughly 46 million, Spain has a population density of 92/Km2. Yet there's a big patch almost in the middle of the Iberian Peninsula that has the lowest population density in Europe, 1.63/Km2. That's even less than the population density of Lapland or Siberia. In fact, this area that comprises the north of Castilla-La Mancha and much of Aragón is now known in the Spanish media as the Spanish Siberia. Once a lively region, now many villages are dying out, as people have been leaving the Spanish countryside looking for a better life in the cities since the 1960s.

    Milmarcos, on the province of Guadalajara and just over the border with Zaragoza, is one of those villages who saw the people leave and masse and never return. Its population once reached 5000 inhabitants and now it doesn't outnumber the fingers in both hands. Things improve in the summer, when people come over for the holidays and the local religious celebrations. I spent many a summer there during my childhood, as my family on my father's side comes from that tiny village.

    I last went to Milmarcos nearly seven years ago and not much had changed. Everything was just as I remember and the only novelty in the village was a bus stop that had been placed on the back of the main church. Apparently, a bus passes by every morning and afternoon, Monday to Friday during the school months to pick up the only children of the village and drive him to a bigger village where there is still a school.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Provincia de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Guadalachara, Guadalaxara, グアダラハラ

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