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Rain, Parking, and Other Unfortunate Happenings

Lesson learned today: Don’t close the shutters to your balcony if you plan to wake up early. The darkness of our room prevented us from waking up at a normal time and we missed breakfast at our hostel. We had just enough time to get our bags packed before it was time to check out. As there is no parking near Plaza Mayor in Salamanca, we had to lug our luggage (ha!) quite a ways to get to our car.

We walked around Salamanca to see the Convento de San Esteban, Convento de las Dueñas, Escuelas Mayores, and many busy streets. Because we slept late we did not get to spend as much time in Salamanca as I would have liked, but it was still a great experience.

After Salamanca we began our drive to Sevilla. We stopped a couple of times along the way to admire the gorgeous scenery and to (attempt to) get lunch. Unfortunately, we picked a bad place to stop. The people in the restaurant were not serving lunch and were not so hesitant to let us know we were not welcome. A bottle of water later and we were on our way!

We are now safely ensconced in our hotel room in Sevilla after driving around the city for what seemed like hours and getting honked at by drivers who were not happy with our choice of parking spots. Hotel Alcántara is wonderful thus far and I am impatiently awaiting breakfast!

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