In Vitoria-Gasteiz since yesterday. The city was founded over 900 years ago and the old town has an ancient feel.
Here’s a video of traditional dancing:
Open the door and build gardens (per Google translate).
There was a fair recreating the time of the Peninsular War against the French.
More great graffiti.
Writer Ignacio Aldecoa. Bookstores and monuments to writers and poets are all over Spain. People read!
Adorable tiny dogs in jackets abound; “los mascotas”.
Old city wall
We took a tour of the under-renovation cathedral.
Garden at the base of the Cathedral.
The Basque freedom organization, ETA, has disbanded but political prisoners are still held all over Spain. There is an effort to have them moved to prisons closer to families and to get proper medical care.
Burgos is one of the provincial capitals in Castille – Leon with a lovely river walk and amazing Gothic architecture.
Other city gate
View from castle on hill destroyed by Napoleon’s forces.
Las Huelgas Monastery – worth visiting!
Favorite son – El Cid
More fabulous doors.
After a month of studying it’s time to leave this gorgeous city.
Convento de San Estaban
I wonder who this was?
Another mystery face.
Small dogs with jackets are everywhere.
More San Esteban
Menú de día
The temp dropped from 70 to 28 degrees and yesterday we woke up to snow. This is the first time it didn’t melt in many years.
Plaza de la Escuela Menor
Huerta de Calixta
Next to library
Something I love about living in another country is how each day is new.
Words to live by.
Duo Lingo’s happy raider.
Copy of you.
There’s so much to see in this historic place.
Building detail from Saint Esteban Monastery.
Mirror at St. Esteban
Cathedral at night.
A rare rainy day.
Statue in Calixta garden
Bullfighters advertising in the Plaza Mayor.
Last weekend we walked around Salamanca and took a trip to a nearby monastery.
Studying is going well but we’ll definitely need to keep studying if we want fluency.
This garden is one of my favorite places in Salamanca.
Sunset Friday evening.
View from bell towers.
A cup of thick chocolate and Harry Potter!
Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo
Roman bridge in Salamanca
Isla del Soto