I’m a couple hours away from getting on a looooong overnight bus ride for a hopefully fabulous weekend of traveling.

First, I’m going to visit Ávila, which has some famous medieval city walls. And according to Wikipedia, it also has one of the highest church-to-resident ratios (in Spain? in the world? It doesn’t specify). Considering just how many churches there are in Spain, this should be interesting.

Then I’m going to Salamanca, which I’ve wanted to see pretty much since I found out it existed. I’ve heard it’s a big college town with a beautiful old university and lots of fun. I’ve got two tapas dinners, a flamenco show, and some serious partying scheduled to look forward to there.

Finally, I’ll be swinging by Segovia to check out the amazing aqueduct and hopefully the castle and cathedral too. After that, I’m getting back on the bus and heading back into Barcelona. I should arrive around 6 a.m….just in time to get to work in the morning.

I’m a little nervous because I don’t know anybody going on the trip, but hopefully I’ll make friends. It’s a trip with the Erasmus Student Network, which is for foreign students in Europe. So it should be lots of fun! I’ll do a post sometime in the next week or two with my own pics, recommendations, and stories.

See you all on Monday!

Currently reading: The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Currently listening to: “Tamacun” by Rodrigo y Gabriela – some nice Spanish-style guitar to get totally ready for my trip.