FUN-travel: Northern Spain – Santiago de Compostela to Salamanca, Spain

July 24, 2012 by  

Day 13 – Sunday, July 22 – Santiago de Compostela to Salamanca, Spain

Salamanca Cathedral


Plaza Mayor

  • another beautiful sunny day
  • turns out this Parador is 5 ***** and the “best address in Santiago”
  • get map & directions out of town from reception
  • get to Salamanca @ 3:30
  • nice warm breeze blowing
  • this Parador is new & sits high on the hill with stunning views of the cathedral & old town
  • town is only half mile away
  • nice walk to get there
  • 4 pm happy hour @outdoor cafe
  • 5 pm have snack of salad & lentils – yummy! & wine of course!
  • cathedral & churches look splendid lit up @ night
  • download new software update for Garmin
  • sit outside sipping nice wine from Duero region before bedtime

Hanging Ham


View From Parador

  • GPS keeps freezing up
  • seeing more & more graffiti
  • still have to stop & ask how to get to Parador because streets have no signs
  • no TP twice today & had tissues in car


FF (FUN-fact) – Driving across the middle region of Spain looks a lot like Arizona and El Centro. Dry grass and barren hills with small farms sprinkled across the landscape. Lots of sun flowers too.