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Very Zen

Do you fancy an aromatherapy shower, some mud therapy or maybe a nasal lavage? If you do then I know just the place. It's about 30km from Ciudad Rodrigo in a place called Baños de Retortillo - it's one of these "Spa resort" places where they spray you with water, cover you in mud and generally poke you about. We went to get a beer but I must say that the place oozed calm on this pleasant Bank Holiday Monday afternoon.

Autumnal colours, that slightly damp feel to the air, no traffic noise and lots of older people wandering around taking a stroll. Very calming. I picked up one of their leaflets. The room prices look good. Maybe when we have a bit more cash we'll spend a weekend there playing dominos with the other old folk.


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