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Salamanca

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  • Day7

    Salamanca

    May 29, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    We are now in Salamanca! With a history dating back to the Celtic era, it’s known for its ornate sandstone architecture and for the Universidad de Salamanca. There is a vibrancy in the city - the Plaza Mayor is always full of diners and tourists and lots of young university students fill the city.
    The Roman bridge of Salamanca, known traditionally as puente mayor and as puente prinçipal (main bridge) gives access to the southern part of the city. Great views of Salamanca Cathedral across the bridge.
    We climbed the stairs of the Scala Coeli, Clerecía Church in Salamanca, historic baroque Catholic church featuring bell towers with sweeping city views. The church is now headquarters of Salamanca Pontificia University.
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  • Day99

    audrey and alex we are in salamanca

    October 30, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    wir haben uns alle auf eine grosse etappe vorbereitet. leider haben wir den wind und den regen nicht einkalkuliert. es war eine happige tour. auch unsere gaia hat heute gelitten. wir sind in salamanca in ein ziemlich grosses verkehrschaos reingefahren, haben dann aber unser hostal gut gefunden. leider mussten wir fast 2 stunden warten, bis die reception wieder offen war. da wir keine möglichkeit hatten, die fahrräder einzustellen, haben wir praktisch sämtliches material in die zwei zimmer geschleppt. nur carla und niks fahrrad müssen draussen übernachten, angekettet an eine laterne. heute abend haben wir zweimal versucht, mit gaia gassi zu gehen. aber sie schafft es einfach nicht, ohne grünfläche zu pinkeln. somit suchen wir morgen eine entsprechende grünfläche. allte hatten lust auf eine pizze und wir haben eine italienische Pizzeria gefunden. wie eigentlich immer, haben wir erwartet, dass es ein spanischer pizzaiolo ist. wir wurden positiv überrascht. es war ein ehemaliger napolitaner mit seiner frau, welcher sogar 8 jahre lang in der schweiz als pizzaiolo gearbeitet hatte. so konnten wir endlich wieder einmal eine leckere italienische pizza essen und italienisch sprechen. wir haben es genossen. morgen geht's in die altstadt von salamanca mit gemeldetem schönem wetter.Read more

  • Day100

    spektakulär

    October 31, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ☁️ 15 °C

    wir haben schon einige städte gesehen, aber so eine schöne kompakte, intakte stadt haben wir noch nie gesehen. man kommt gar nicht mehr zum staunen raus: der plaza mayor, die kirchen, die universitäten, bibliotheken.... einfach spektakulär. am nachmittag waren wir noch eingeladen von der universität salamanca (facultad de ciencias) betreffend einer zusammenarbeit in der landwirtschaft. es war ein interessantes gespräch. heute haben wir den 100sten tag in der pizzeria bei catalina und roberto (pizzeria italiana margellina) gefeiert, wo wir schon gestern zum essen waren. das essen war wieder hervorragend und zum nachtisch gabs selber gemachte schokoladepanetone, welche so gut war, dass wir uns gleich eine gekauft haben.Read more

  • Day15

    Salamanca

    January 2 in Spain ⋅ ☁️ 1 °C

    es gibt eine gute Rad- und Laufstrecke am Fluss. Im Ort super Restaurants und Bars.
    Uns bricht der Türöffner vom WoMo ab! Blöd wenn man nur eine Tür hat... Bettina klettert die Hundebox rein und öffnet von innen, ein Teil des Abends geht dann drauf, um mit einem Kabelbinder und einem Phasenprüfer eine Lösung zu McGuyvern - schaut doof aus, funktioniert aber😀Read more

  • Day40

    La Alberca

    November 9, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 6 °C

    Not long after arriving on the aire the rain came down and the mist rolled in. It got so that we couldn't see the end of the aire. Anyway, after a spot of lunch and watching the rain we decided to brave it and go for a quick walk. So glad that we did. This medeavial town has so much character and charm even on a damp and misty night. It really is like stepping back 200 years. We even sat outside a bar (unfortunately not many places are dog friendly here) with Tess and enjoyed a beer while watching people come and go around the main square.
    This morning we took Tess for a walk in the surrounding forest before making our way into Portugal.
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  • Day32

    Day 32a. Ledigos to Terradillos, Camino.

    September 5, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    After lunch we moved on and quickly caught up with and past Yin who was walking in thongs. Her feet needed a rest from her boots.
    We stopped in the next village for a coffee with the Murphys and then ventured on to Legidos. Legidos was little more than a couple of Albergues but pilgrims had fun writing names and drawing arrows with scattered pebbles on the path.
    Terradillos was even smaller than Legidos. We stayed at Jacques de Molay Albergue.
    Here the Murphys has a double room and we had a quad dorm with shared unisex bathroom. It cost 10€ each. So at last we used our sleeping bags and shared with a fellow peregino Guiseppi from Italy. He was not a problem despite Ron calling him Luigi. But he did snore and talk in his sleep much louder than Ron.
    We realised that the sleeping bags were essential insurance because we could have to use a dorm at any stage but the double rooms were 20€ a night each and well worth the extra money especially if you can get a private bathroom.
    That night we ate well and Ron took the Guitar that many Albergues seem to have for communal use and gave it to Terry to play. Geraldine told us he played regularly. Turns out he was really good and played and sang several Irish ballads to applause from many other peregrinos. Geraldine is also a great singer.
    However the issue now arose that we had walked too far and tomorrow's expected stop was only 23km down the road.
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  • Day63

    Travel day to Salamanca

    October 24, 2018 in Spain ⋅ 🌙 6 °C

    We have left the Camino, and today got train and bus to Salamanca. It is probably good to have these days in Spain for Camino withdrawal! We had a lovely leisurely day in Santiago yesterday - another sunny day, and a final dinner.

    Today we left early to get the 7.48 train to Zamora. This seemed the simplest way to get to Salamanca, and we had faith that we would find a bus for the short journey there. Our faith was justified, as we left the train at Zamora with a very helpful young woman who showed us where the bus station was (very close) and all worked perfectly. Now installed at the Salamanca Ibis!! So familiar, and a 10 minutes walk to the historic centre of this quite wonderful city. Will elaborate tomorrow when we have a day to explore properly. Met a friend from Manly, met through yoga, who is in Salamanca now..what a coincidence!

    Just have to mention the train journey...at first through Galicia, and through very mountainous areas, beautiful and many tunnels. Then finally we emerged to another Maseta....and all was totally different. This part was flatter than where we walked through, and we again had the very bright penetrating light - again a cloudless day. I realise that this is so contrasting with the light in Galicia which is very much softer, almost misty, even when sunny. And the temperatures here are very cold at night (down to 3° at dawn (which is now 8 am), but up to 22° in late afternoon. Lovely. Off to sleep now.
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  • Day64

    Our day in Salamanca

    October 25, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 8 °C

    Again, sunny and perfect weather. And we had a great day exploring this amazing city. Quite relaxed though. First was the huge cathedral...all these cathedrals keep exceeding each other! This one is actually two - the new was 17th century, and the old (adjacent) is 12th century...and then we walked up the towers and had a stunning view down to the naves of the cathedrals, plus a view down over the city and countryside, and could walk round the edges...way up high...we chose not to do the very last climb up to the bells!.. Then we saw many other buildings..the casa de las conchas (of course to do with Santiago - the eternal scallop shell - which is the public library, and a university building that also is decorated and looks like another cathedral, and there was a wonderful Art Deco museum (a specialty for Amr)...we had a break and visit back to the hotel, as the temperature had gone from 2° in the morning, to a moderate 17 or so, and rose to about 22° in the afternoon, so we left our down jackets, but still took protection as it cools as soon as the sun sets.

    So in the afternoon we walked via another amazing university building to the Roman bridge across thenriver, and read in the sun on benches with kindles ...very pleasant...then back to the fantastic plaza Mayor for a drink before we met Barbara for dinner tonight...now back and ready for train to Madrid tomorrow. So glad we chose to come here..it is a gem of a city...
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Provincia de Salamanca, Salamanca, Salamanque, サラマンカ

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