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Jun 1, 2017 - Valladolid

Day 14 - Thu 1 June 17 We have walked quite a large area of the old city, however, we have not found the central market. I departed early with my google translator set up to confirm for Kaye whether Mozart's, our nearby coffee shop, used fresh milk or UHT in their coffee. The answer was yes, however, to re- assure her I ordered a coffee and pastry before she joined me. Thankfully I had as it was UHT and the market at least seemed the only place we would get the fresh milk. We walked via the old Royal Palace, now controlled by the military,...

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May 31, 2017 - Valladolid

Day 13 - Wed 31 May 17 We awoke late this morning and remembered it wad John L's birthday; we sent an email wishing him the best and outlined our travel adventures to date. It was 1040 hrs before we left the hotel and found a coffee shop around the corner. The Mozart is a two hat/cup cafe but failed the fresh milk test for Kaye although the pastry and single Tapas was nice; service was quite good. We are a stones throw from the Cathedrale of Valladolid and entered soon after to a rehearsal by an organist and trumpet player. They appeared...

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May 30, 2017 - Valladolid

Day 12 - Tue 30 May 17 I was up early again with the intention of wandering the city to witness it's awakening. Initially I headed north of our apartment, in the opposite direction of the old town, and soon found myself amongst unattractive residential apartment blocks. I observed several pilgrims setting off on the their daily walk, one chap shuffling painfully. I also found Julie H's brass Camino shell on the pavement. An about turn and I returned to the Cathedrale to find yesterday's coffee shop closed. I eventually had a coffee and an...

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Jun 29, 2013 - Voy para Valladolid

Saturday morning, got up a bit late (7 a.m.) after a long night in the bathroom: the brick that had been in my stomach since Tuesday decided to make its departure, so I was grateful, but a bit drained. Longish walk across town to train station where I caught the 10:18 to Valladolid, a university city on the meseta (plain) on way toward Madrid. This was a long train ride, arriving around 4:10 p.m. Luckily, I had a nice window seat and it wasn't crowded. We went east first, stopping in a couple of cities I had visited on the Camino...

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Jun 25, 2011 - Valladolid

Slept in and enjoyed a relaxing day in city of Valladolid. A very hot 38+ today so did a bit of shopping (purchased a kettle!) and walked through the beautiful botanical gardens enjoying the cool shade of the huge trees and the wonderful water fountains. We then walked along the river past the 'beach' area where we think all of Valladolid was sunning themselves and back to our hotel for a rest before dinner. At dinner we were center of attention with the lovely receptionist, Patrica (only staff who knew English) translated the whole menu...

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Mar 21, 2005 - Valladolid: Crying While Travelling and Taking a Break

There are very few times I have ever wanted to cry while travelling. Once was in Thailand after I spent a night on top of Koh Phi-Phi following the Tsunami, when I thought about my family and my life; the second was when I lost my little backpack that had survived the Tsunami with me and carried all of my earthly poseesions so faithfully on a train to Bologna; and the third time was in Valladolid. Me and Greg got off our train @ 3AM in the morning after only sleeping an hour in 36 hours, in the rain, in a city that we knew nothing about...

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