The month of July found me in the middle of nowhere. I was living and working at a cortijo, a country estate, deep in the outskirts of Granada and 40 minutes away from the nearest village. 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, and I went to teach Business English in Salamanca. I’d always wanted to see more of Spain, so I also 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!