On the road to Salamanca


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July 6th 2007
Published: October 2nd 2007
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Our next stop was Salamanca, a lovely little town west of Madrid. We headed out of the city and into the countryside which is similar in many ways to parts of Oz. It was much easier driving the motor home on the open road! We arrived and parked the van in a quiet street outside the centre of town and then after some lunch and a siesta we walked around the city. It is a beautiful city with winding cobblestone streets and lovely buildings and plazas. One highlight was the Universidad Civil, the entrance to the University which is a huge wall of intricate stone carvings. Legend has it that if you can spot the small frog hidden in the carvings you are assured of good luck or marriage within a year…

After a few Cerveja (beers) and dinner at a local terrace restaurant we made our way back to the van to discover that the quiet street was actually full of outdoor bars and music venues and now packed with revellers! So it wasn’t as quiet as we’d imagined until the early hours.



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We saw a few of these signs around Spain
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Universidad Civil

Unfortunately I didn't find the frog.............
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Casa de las Conchas

Conchas for the shell carvings all over it!


2nd October 2007

Did Smacker find the Frog?
Is there a hint of wedding bells?

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