It was another early morning, since we had a 1.5 hour drive to Salamanca. This part of the Spanish landscape is rugged and sharply rising near the river, but then levels out. We saw vast fields of newly-planted ceral grains and grazing sheep, pigs, horses and cows. The black pigs in this area reportedly produce the world's best ham, particularly when fed a diet of acorns.
We met a local guide for a walking our that included many old and interesting sites. the Salamanca University is one of the oldest in the world and used to occupy many buildings around the cathedrals as well as parts of the cathedrals themselves. It has since moved to a suburban campus, but the buildings remain. Salamanca is a beautiful city, well worth the visit.
After another long bus ride we rejoined the ship at Barca d'Alvo, back on the Portuguese side of the river. Dinner was a traditional Portuguese barbeque. No way we're losing weight even with all the walking!
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