Friday, June 16, 2006

Jarandilla de la Vera, Spain

6\6\06 - 10\6\06

After tracking down my mum and dad in Madrid
we crashed their holiday plans and invited ourselves to come with them to Jarandilla de la Vera in western Spain. We stayed in the local Parador (government run hotels in historic buildings around Spain), which was essentially a converted castle originally built for King Carlos V to spend the winter of 1556 before going on to the monastery at Yuste to wait to die.

Needless to say, we ate and drank very well and relaxed despite dad's shirt (and socks).

The highlight of our time here was the walk to Yuste, following the road taken by Carlos V. It was stinking hot but along the way we found several natural pools to swim in and cool down - this one was our favourite...

Many thanks to Mum and Dad for taking us, and for the pics for the log all taken by Mum.

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