Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Photos by myself.
This is Salamanca's main square (Plaza Mayor). If you know Venice and it's main square (St. Mark), you will find a lot of resemblances. If you want to have a nice (and expensive) breakfast, a lunch or just watch the crowds, this is the place to be. There are lots of small coffee shops, and you will watch the people choosing different spots according the hour (the sun and the heat will literally melt you down), always looking for the shadow.

Here, you can see my son, watching the river Douro (the spanish call it "Duero"), on the bathroom window. Even he (he's just 3), was amazed by the beauty and the serenity of the hotel.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

A long weekend

Photo by myself.

We went for a few days to Salamanca, Spain. We've found a wonderful hotel, named "Hacienda Zorita". It's located near the city of Salamanca, and it's known both for it's wine production and for being the place where Colombo slept before going to Madrid ask for the navy fleet to the Queen Isabela. I took this photo inside a little church, and as you can see, there are a lot of wine barrels inside!!! It's an old tradition of the Dominicans monks. The hotel also has a great restaurant with 2 stars of the Michelin Guide (yummy!!!). If you can can, you should try this!

Monday, August 10, 2009

The big green wall

Photo by myself.

This photo was taken near the sport center (Palácio de Cristal - "Crystal Palace). The gardeners made a natural fence, using granite blocks and plants. It worked just fine. You can see behind the plants part of the sport center building (it looks like an UFO!).

Friday, August 7, 2009

Another foggy friday

Photo by myself.

It's friday! This is August and the weather sucks! How is this possible? At least today is friday (only 1 more week at the clinic!). I hope you have a terrific weekend, with an excellent weather and good company (I know I will, at least the company part). Enjoy!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Another sunset...

Photo by myself.

This is a strange (although beautiful sunset). During the summer months it's normal to watch sunsets like this one, with a purple and orange mist.

I will work until the 14th of August, then I'll take 2 weeks of holiday. I don't know yet, where are we going to, but I would like to make a road trip to the french atlantic coast. Let's wait and see... And you? Are you on holiday? Where are you going to?

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The fishermen's club

Photo by myself.

This photo was taken near a jetty. During the XIX century, this jetty was used by the sailors to unload the boats. Nowadays is used mostly by fishermen (and tourists). During the summer months it is normal to see some kids jumping from there to the sea. Since the summer is away on holiday, the kids choose (wisely) to stay at home. So I can only offer a photo of the fishermen club.

Today at midnight GMT +0, we will watch a partial eclipse of the moon. I think it can be see in all regions of the world. Enjoy!

Monday, August 3, 2009

The last Macho Man!

Photo by myself.

I went for a walk, a few days ago. I saw this "specimen" sleeping with his speedos on. This is probably the lost link of the evolution of man. He doesn't need a pillow ( the shoes will do fine) or a towel (the granite is soft enough for him).