The tour began flying from Edinburgh airport to Madrid. Taking full advantage of my 25% student discount code in Yo Sushi. When my friend and I landed, we rented a Fiat 500 Sport from the Gold rental. Our tour began.
That evening we drove to Cuenca, staying in a Paradores, a converted monastery with an amazing view of the bridge. As we arrived late we had a quick walk around followed by a well-deserved sleep. In the morning we wandered into the old town, being wowed by the cathedral
We arrived at our town for the night Albarracin. A medieval town, that was built on a mountain and walled in. Something from Game of Thrones. For dinner that night we treated ourselves to tapas in a local traditional restaurant.
On day three we drove into Aragon and to Sigüenza, where we stayed in our second Paradores, this time a renovated castle. Something I recommend everyone does. On our drive we stopped at every small village, nook and cranny we could find. We saw a outdoor plane storage, the only one in Europe. The area was so dry it was perfect. You normally don’t find these outside of the Middle East. The advantage of having the rental is that you can stop and look at everything! We even got the opportunity to find the birth of the Tagus River. Despite it being our final night we were determined not to lose spirit so we spent the night exploring the town.
On our last day, it was a race against time to Madrid, my flight was at 2130. On our route, we stopped at an outlet village searching for a bargain! I made a special trip to a Mercado for Peppas, salt covered sunflower seeds, which are incredible!