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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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This blog is now dormant. It records our time in the beautiful city of Ciudad Rodrigo but it's a while since we've lived there. We now spend part of our time in Cartagena, Murcia and a part in Culebrón, Alicante.

If you would like to gave a look at what we're up to now just click on one of the tabs at the top of the page.

That's it

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.
So this blog is dead. Ciudad Rodrigo is history. Culebrón for the summer and then Cartagena.
The story continues .......

Missed something else

This morning, as I cleaned my teeth, I heard hooves in the street. I didn't bother to rush out. I took my time, I put on my boots and strolled out to buy fags and a paper. There were signs of horses or mules or donkeys having passed down the street. When I came out of the fag shop I noticed a fair sized crowd by the Fat Tree but the fun was over, the crowd was drifting away and I didn't have my camera anyway.
I've just checked the town web site and it says that The Brotherhood of Our Lady of the Peña de Francia, having been blessed by a local chaplain, set out on a Romeria (a sort of pilgrimage) from the town today heading for one of the highest peaks in the area - the Peña de Francia. They won't get there till Sunday as it's some 50km from here.