Travelled: Only by scooter in and out of Salamanca
Stayed: Camping Don Quixote, €22 all services N40.97538, W05.60448
Budget: 68 days @ €78 per day
After a long hot drive across the Spanish plains we arrive in Salamanca mid afternoon.
We follow the GPS to Camping Don Quijote, the place looks busy, but we find a reasonable spot in the shade and settle in. We don’t normally do campsites but parking in a car-park in a large city without shade on a hot summers day isn’t going to work either.
Map of Salamanca, the icon on our camping sight
The is basically a self guided follow the arrows walk and climb all over the various part of the Cathedral, the roof, the spires and viewing platforms about the naves and chapels. It takes the best part of an hour and we thought it amazing.
It mid-afternoon and very hot by now, we decide we’ve done enough Salamanca for today. We ride the scooter back to the campsite, turn on the AC, have a shower and relax for a couple of hours.
Come 7pm we get ourselves motivated and ride back into Salamanca for dinner and a drink. We originally thought we would go down into the Plaza Mayor and pay tourist prices and get a good selfie. However looking through an old Rough Guide it recommended the tapas restaurants on Casa da Van Dyke, as the place the locals eat. So Van Dyke it was.
No English menus, but we enjoyed a series of tasty tapas portions of this and that as well as drinks for €13.
We manage to return to the campsite just before dark and Salamanca was done.