Day 1 in Zamora, Spain

Hello friends!

I am here to update you on my final trip I will be taking during my program here in Toledo, Spain! I know- so bittersweet. Last week I finished up all my finals for my classes and this weekend my school treated the students to an all expenses included trip to Zamora, Toro and Sanabria. This post will include information about our first day in Zamora.

We awoke fairly early and boarded up the typical bus from the fundación in order to make our way to Zamora. The bus ride was a few hours but we passed the time mostly by sleeping! Halfway there we stopped for a quick break and I had the opportunity to try Fanta Limón (Fanta Lime) for the first time and snacked on a Spanish tortilla (omelette).

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Spain has different flavored Coke products than we do in the United States
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Shout out to Jenny for taking this picture!

What a treat it was! Afterwards we got back on the bus and finished our route to Zamora. Once we stopped at the hotel to unpack our things we were treated to an amazing 3 course lunch.

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I have a slight obsession with food as you probably already know!

After lunch we left for a tour of Zamora to see the main sights.

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Zamora is a smaller and older town than Toledo
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One of the main churches in Zamora
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Those are not Ku Klux Klan members but actually traditional dress of Catholic priests of Spain
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A door to a palace which displays the Zamora coat of arms. 
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Loved these interesting trees!

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Our tour guide explained the meaning behind all of the decorations. The top layer can be interpreted to mean the sky or heaven and the bottom represents hell. 

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I always love snapping pictures of art wherever I go!

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I loved the bridge here
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Jenny and I

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The main dome inside the Cathedral of Zamora

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Sillerías or an area with wood carved chairs for the choir
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This tapestry is particularly known for the depiction of Jesus cutting his body open and priests drinking the blood. 

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We also made a visit to the castle of Zamora!

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The view from the top of the castle had a nice look at the Cathedral and Bell Tower

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Las chicas

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After our long few hours of touring we stopped at a local bar for some tinto de verano (which is essentially Sangria but without all the fruit) and afterward picked up some bottles of wine and chocolate for the next few nights!

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We ended the night with another delicious meal in the hotel. Your girl was tired so she went straight to bed afterwards!

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Overall, it was a relaxing first day in Zamora!

Worry less and smile more. 

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