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Jul 21, 2011 - We explore Albarracin

This morning we explore Albarracin. What a lovely village. Quite steep as we make our way to the top via steps and narrow cobbled streets and then a gravel road to the old wall on the crest of the hill. Doesn’t help that it is the hottest part of the day. Albarracin dates back to the 16th century. Some of the buildings are really something. Once again we notice that the tops of the church steeples are tiled with that Middle Eastern feel. We return via the valley with a fast flowing stream full of fish. The difference with this village is...

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Jul 20, 2011 - A trip to Tureal

A big sleep in this morning and it is almost lunchtime before we take a trip to Teruel, which is the largest town for the area. A nice town and we note that the church towers have a distinctive Middle Eastern look about them. In the main square is a photo exhibition – a collection of photos from the early 1900s onwards. Our timing not great as, even in a town of this size, all the shops are closed until after 4pm. We have a late lunch at a sidewalk café – still cannot get used to people smoking all around us. We try for a supermarkcat as...

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Jul 19, 2011 - Riding lessons

First up we visit the village of Beceite. We wander through the narrow streets, mostly houses but occasionally if you peek through the doorway you find a store or shop. No signage at all. Guess the locals know. We eventually turn a corner and discover the most wonderful little waterfalls and pools. From there we visit Valderrores for a brief look before heading to the horse stables. Kim saddles up and has her lesson. A very windy day with sand blowing everywhere but the horses don’t seem to mind. This is Kim’s first ride since her nasty...

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Jul 18, 2011 - A day in Andorra

A great breakfast provided by the hotel. A bit mizzly today. We set out to have a look at our surroundings – all dutyfree shops – perfumeries, opticians, watches etc. Some shops containing knives, crossbows, batons and all sorts of items banned in Australia. We find a group of people swing dancing in a rotunda - mostly young. An unusual city. When we finally return to the hotel we are able to catch the last part of the tour. We return to the same restaurant as last night but must have had a different chef and the meal and service very...

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