Remember how I go through phases of being a bad blogger? This time it’s because the month of July found me in the middle of nowhere. I was living and working at a cortijo, a country estate, far in the outskirts of Granada and 40 minutes away from the nearest village. There was no internet and barely any cell phone reception. But I’d never seen fields of sunflowers stretch so far out, or millions of stars so close to the earth…
Work continued on into August, when I was given the opportunity to head north and teach business English in Salamanca. And well, I’d always wanted to see northern Spain, so I eventually made my way through León, Asturias, Santander, and Burgos as well. But let’s start with Salamanca!
The Old Cathedral – completed in the 14th century, and built in the Romanesque and Gothic styles.
The New Cathedral – completed in the 18th century, and built in the Gothic and Baroque styles.
Casa de las Conchas. A historical building built in the 16th century and decorated with over 300 shells (symbol of the order of Santiago, as well as of the pilgrims who walk the Camino de Santiago).
Two ice creams and a sunset in Plaza Mayor.
Happy Monday everyone! ;)