Europe...west of the Alps travel blog

the landscape improved dramaticaly near Cuenca

Cuenca was a great mixture of ....

..... cliff edge homes ....

..... amazing rock formations ....

..... pretty foliage ....

.....and scary footbridges


As we neared our next stopover town, Cuenca, the landscape improved dramatically with rocky mountains, green valleys and clean running streams. It was a favourite area for us.

The scenery may have been brilliant but the weather was wet, cold and windy with temperatures as low as 9C in some places. No matter, our Cuenca stop was excellent and the weather improved overnight.

We covered quite a few kilometres walking the town which had plenty of cobbled streets and lanes and an interesting footbridge for us to explore.

The only negative we experienced was the ever present unofficial 'parking ushers' that were always around every town's parking areas. Those nasty pieces of work direct you into a 'very obvious' space and then plead for money to help 'feed the kids'. All too often your vehicle will be mysteriously damaged while you are away if you don't pay up. Charming people.

On the contrary our hotelier was a real gem and made our stay all the more enjoyable with his jovial manner and big smile. A couple of free wines admittedly earned him extra brownie-points.

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