Holy Toledo! to Barcelona via Andorra
28.04.2008 - 02.05.2009
As we´ve been sleeping in tents and car there has been little chance to use the internet, so I´ve not written a blog for a while. And in that time, we´ve done a huge amount, so much so that this entry will be perfunctory at best. It might even be the last one, if it stays hectic.
We fought our way out of Lisbon getting grievously lost, drove East towards Evora where we explored Roman ruins and a bone church. Then we headed to Toledo, via Marida (more Roman ruins) in Spain - my first time in the country! Made our way North and East through a national park (name escapes me) and may have seen and photographed vultures. Hywel left my guidebook behind so we had to turn back. Back on the road to Toledo, arrived late and paid a rather high rate to camp out of town
Explored Toledo, including huge and ornate Cathedral, and I ate Manchego cheese. Helped a lost man. Went to Madrid and saw The Great Masturbater and Geurnica, amonst others. Saw Royal Palace. Returned to Toledo and fought over a street. Got lost a bit.
Drove North of Madrid and visited Monument of the Fallen and Franco´s grave, then a monastary. Drove to Pyranees. Slept in a petrol station car park.
Drove to Andorra, followed the Iron Trail, Saw Man Walking Like Mole, made a snow nigel, ate rabbit, and went to Caldea - awesome huge spa, worlds largest in mountains. Slept in another petrol station.
Drove South and climbed to summit of Monserat. Drove to Barcelona met Laura checked into hotels and went to Gaudi´s unfinished church - my most wanted site in Spain and no disappointment. Watched football and fans. Went home to hostal.