Sept 2011 Salamanca

An unusually warm September meant that we could get away for a final weekend camping trip for the summer. The destination was a place we had intended to visit many months before – Salamanca. We weren’t disappointed.

The back seat driver was ready for the off.

Jussi in the car

It was a three hour drive to the border and then once over we stopped for lunch at the first major town in Spain – Ciudad Rodrigo.

Ciudad Rodrigo Ciudad Rodrigo

Catedral de Santa Marta

Catedral de Santa Marta, Ciudad Rodrigo Catedral de Santa Marta, Ciudad Rodrigo

After Ciudad Rodrigo we headed East for a further hour across the plains to Salamanca. We found our campsite, La Capea, just north of the city and found a pitch easily enough. It wasn’t a problem as we were the only ones there! After putting up the tent we headed into the city and were there in time to catch the late afternoon light. The glow from the old buildings was amazing. And one thing is for sure: You won’t starve here as there are loads of great restaurants in the narrow side alleys.

And of course we took the opportunity of interviewing some students for>