I always feel good everytime I remember my past travels. The memories, fun, excitements and the many experiences, happy or sad, always makes me feel wonderful…all the time!  It simply makes me feel “rich” in many aspects.  I remember these words that says about traveling, ” Traveling is expensive but it makes you rich”. Now I understand why! It  makes me rich  after visiting a certain place or country. Rich not in terms of monetary value but with the many priceless experiences I gathered  after each travel.

Let me share a bit about my wonderful travel in Avila.  My friends in Madrid decided to have a picnic despite the winter weather that time. We took a train from Madrid Chamartin station going to Avila. The weather in Madrid that time was sunny  with a temperature of 18 degrees Celsius.

The Alcazar gate in Avila.  taken last March 2012. © www.europetravelpad.com

I thought the temperature in Avila is the same as in Madrid. I did not bring with me my winter jacket. Too bad, it was freezing cold when we arrived there. I ended up buying a pull-over to combat the very cold weather. Aaahh, I felt better when I wore it and I am really to explore the city.

The interior of Basilica of San Vicente in Avila, Spain. March 2012. © www.europetravelpad.com

It is sometimes called the City of Stones and Saints, and it claims that it is one of the cities with the highest number of Romanesque and Gothic churches (and bars and restaurants) per capita in Spain.

It was in March 2012 when I visited Spain for the second time. I stayed there for three weeks hoping to find a better future..yay! Not really! It was a long story why I landed in Spain so long that time. Besides with the economic and financial crisis Spain is experiencing at the moment, I guess it is not really a good place to stay. First reason, I felt in love with this country during my first visit in December 2011. It made me confident in going back there to experience more of its places and cities.

Let me continue about Avila. I and my friends had a picnic in Avila. Each and everyone brought with them some food. Imagine doing picnic in that freezing weather. It was fun though and we really enjoyed that trip.

Avila, a Spanish city in the autonomous community of Castile and León and the capital of the Province of Ávila is an interesting place to visit. We had a walk around inside the city walls. The Walls are stunning. Sadly the area within seems more touristic than residential although this has benefits as there is now less traffic and the streets are cleaner. The cathedral is one of the main sights and really worth to see.

After the sightseeing we had that day, we headed to the train station before our train will leave us. It was a cold day in Avila but it was all worth it going there and witnessing  the beauty of this medieval city.

1 Comment so far »

  1. by Constanza, on October 30 2013 @ 11:32 am


    Hello! It isn´t The Alcazar gate. It´s San Vicente gate.


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Traveling has always been her passion. Ruby wants to share her travels, adventures and personal experiences in Europe and maybe from around the world. The reason why Europe Travel Pad was created. Discover Europe virtually through this blog and travel with her as the journey goes on.