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Just Passing By Ávila…

My friend Noelia and I have just spent a lovely weekend in Salamanca, visiting friends, who not only showed us their splendid town, also fed us very well 🙂

The drive from Toledo to Salamanca is exceptionally scenic, and while I sort through my zillions of photos, I’ll leave you with a couple of shots I took, in passing, of the ancient city of Ávila, which has existed since at least the 5th century BC. It is famous, amongst other things, for its medieval town walls.

Those walls aren't easy to overlook!

Those walls aren’t easy to overlook!

Avila wall

Reservoir lake just south of Ávila. The landscape is green and covered in granite builders of all sizes

Reservoir lake just south of Ávila. The landscape is green and covered in granite builders of all sizes

I’ve been to Ávila once before, and it is certainly worth a visit, but you’ve got to come prepared… it’s just about the coldest place on Earth. My ears nearly froze off.