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Picos de Europa

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Today it was a very interesting and also strong day. After breakfast we visited Santander. The ancient part of the city is pleasant and so we enjoyed the crowd of it, beside the imortant monuments that we found, like the catedral and others. It seamed to be in Switzerland because all the banks, but only two steps away you could see all the poor people and the homeless living in this city. A very crude contrast. Thereafter we drowe to Santillana del mar. The name of the city is wrong because the sea is located 15km away from there. The city itself is very nice and romantic. If somebody is searching a nice place to spend their honeymoon then there isn't a better choice. In the afternoon we decided to drive towards the next destination:Leon. The route that we planned to drive was through the Picos de Europa National park. At first we went to Fuente De: there was a closed Parador, a closed cablecar and a small bar (open) where we eat something. After that we drove over a pass called Puerto de San Glorio: I never saw such a terrible road over such a steap mountain although my home is surrounded by steap mountains as well. Moreover the weather was very bad at that time and at the sides of the road there was snow standing there since last winter. Driving down from that kind of hell we passed by a lovely lake beneath rocks and stones but I cant remember the name at this time. Finally we arrived to Leon where we found a nice room at the hotel Paris. We got a nice dinner at a typical castillian restaurant, btw not too expensive, and then we went to sleep. ... what will happen soon. In the meantime you can enjoy a pic that I took from our room in Santander this morning.

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Posted by fpizzinini 16:35 Archived in Spain

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