Our trip was so that Steve could watch his team, Nottingham Forest play a pre-season friendly against Braga in Portugal, unfortunately after we booked a hotel in Braga the game was moved, twice, in the end they played in a small seaside town just 40 mins drive away so not too bad. Not the most exciting place we've ever stayed but fine for a two night stay.
Unfortunately our team lost but Steve had his photo taken with his hero Stuart Pearce, the manager so that more than made up for the disappointment and of course he's been busy sending it to everyone.
We decided to have a two night break in Salamanca on the way to break up the journey to Portugal, after eight hours driving in temperatures of 38c we were pretty pleased we did, our hotel was right on the edge of this beautiful city.
Salamanca, the view from our room, amazing, and the room had the biggest bed we've seen outside of America and even had a telephone in the loo!
The parking was via a car lift, which took us down to level -2, pretty scary as I never willingly go into lifts and I was convinced it wasn't long enough for our car and would trap us in there.
Calle Major in the centre of Salamanca, this is only one side of the square with bars and restaurants on every side and other streets leading out of the archways, we passed a pleasant hour people watching before dinner, small groups running around with Brazilian flags capturing tourists to have their photos taken with them, another group performing a kind of play, we could only guess what that was all about!
With Churches and beautiful buildings on every corner, we gave up taking photos of them after the first day as there's so many. We spent our first evening oooing and ahing at every corner we turned.
We were intrigued as to why there were so many American students around, apparently they spend a month studying at the University, lucky people as its a really amazing building.
Anyone who has visited Spain will have seen the shops selling Jamon, the little cups underneath are to catch the drips from the ham. Loads of shops selling luscious cakes and pastries, and I must admit to trying a few along the way.
I hope this has been more interesting than my desk, I will be getting down to crafting tomorrow, that's if I can concentrate with the baking heat, 30c at 10.30am this morning so after having a nosy around some other desks I shall be off for a cooling swim, hope you all have a great week, thanks for popping over to visit. Jan x