We arrived in Salamanca only a few hours ago but it’s already been an adventure. It’s somewhat cold here, around 55 degrees or so. We did our normal routine of driving around till we find where we’re supposed to be staying for the night, then we find parking. Yeah… About parking… While I’m glad we rented a car, parking can be a nightmare in towns that are several hundred years old. So we parked about a mile away from where we’re staying, which, by the way is a palace basically. Of course, it’s a hostel inside of the palace which leaves a lot to be desired but check out the photos. This place is unbelievable.
A few hours later…
Erica and I realized that it was just too cold for us so we stopped by a gift shop for the Universidad de Salamanca and got official school sweaters. We spent the rest of the night walking around town looking like brand new students that had no idea where they just moved to.
We ended up at an amazing restaurant, where I had duck breast and foie gras, and a media botella de Rioja. Can’t say enough about the food and wine culture here. After dinner we stopped for some churros dipped in chocolate (best Rick Steves suggestion ever). Tomorrow? High culture!