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Six roads out

There are basically six roads out of Ciudad Rodrigo. One goes to the Hurdes, one to Extramadura, one to Salamanca, one to Portugal, one to Lumbrales and one to Bejar. The Sierra de Francia (see the last post) is on the road to Bejar.

Salamanca is about 90kms from Ciudad Rodrigo but, because of the motorway, it's actually faster to get there than it is to, say, San Martín de Castañar. Salamanca is an important city even though, population wise, it's quite small. A big university and eclesiastical centre with some extremely impressive buildings.

Surprisingly lots of tourists head for Salamanca and then come on to Ciudad Rodrigo rather than doing it the other way around!


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Done. Finished. I'm just about to disconnect the computer and that will be it. We managed to get everything in the cars, tomorrow morning we'll dope up Edu and then all we have to do is to drive across Spain. The Culebrón link below will be in use for the next few weeks before we move on to Cartagena in September. Click on the links below.
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Phone company

The one time state, now private, telephone company here in Spain is called Telefonica. Its reputation is not good. People complain that the service is expensive and poor.
Generally our dealings with Telefonica have been fine though we had a lot of problems when we asked for the line in Culebrón to be temporarily suspended. Finally we had it disconnected.
Anyway, we need a phone and, living in the countryside in Culebrón, our only options are Telefonica or something that involves rebroadcast signals via little antenas. We plumped for Telefonica. I went in the shop here in Ciudad Rodrigo on Wednesday to order the line and broadband. The engineer from Pinoso rang me about five minutes ago, on Friday morning, to ask if he could call by at around five this afternoon to reconnect the phone. I had to put him off till we get back.