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Jun 7, 2017 - Avila and Segovia

Day 3: Avila and Segovia Nine hour bus tour to UNESCO heritage sites Avila and Segovia. --beautifully restored and maintained town, Roman built aqueduct and Cathedrals --Stories of martyred saints, Saint Theresa --Catholics converting to Judaism to remain in Spain during Arab takeover --local lunch next to the aqueduct (tapas, pork, eggs and sausage; they forgot Gary's order but turned out OK) Back at 6:00, walked back through town to apartment; rested; uploaded pictures. 9:00 out to Plaza Mayor for dinner--grilled prawns, shrimp and...

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Oct 13, 2010 - Avila

Despite being the only guests at the Hosteria, our host manages to put together a generous little breakfast. And, we’re off to Avila on a freeway so new that GyPSy computes we’re driving through open fields – “Turn right, turn right”. Sure, we are on a freeway and we pass over a dirt-track road. Sometimes I wish our GPS would shout at us but she seems to understand. We see Avila in the distance, rising up from the rolling countryside, and we understand why it is not only a National Landmark, but one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites, begun...

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Apr 20, 2010 - Ávila

@@@@@@@ For several days now, as we had driven from the south coast near Gibraltar, up through Andalucía and then west into Extremadura, I had been taking photos of the lovely highway signs that announce a traveller’s arrival in yet another Spanish city or town. The signs all had a similar style, but the artwork depicting the city was different on each. Early on, I had started asking Anil to pull over to the side of the road so that I could take photos. It seemed a great way to introduce my photos on each of the albums I had created on my...

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