Baeza in the rain

Baeza is a beautiful place. We had a little bit of a stressful arrival, showing up just after dark. We had done the Caminito del Rey that afternoon, hopped in the car, and a few hours later we made it to Baeza. The problem was the "Cabalgata de Reyes Magos" or a parade in honor of the three wise men. In Spain, it's tradition. Think of a Thanksgiving parade, but it's held in towns and cities all over Spain. They had most of the roads blocked and it was a pain in the you know what to get to our Airbnb. Once we got there though, it was worth it. It was cozy, and most importantly, had a fireplace.

We were hungry though so first things first, a comer! Tapas, tapas, and more tapas. It's the type of place that you get a tapa for every drink ordered. The first bar had about 15 or so to chose from and everything we tried was tasty. The second place was a little disappointing, but you can't win them all. Once our bellies were satisfied, it was fire time. 

The next day was raining and foggy. I'd been to Baeza ten years ago and remembered beautiful views of olive orchards down into the valley. We couldn't see more than 5 feet ahead of us, so, no views. The city had a unique charm in the rain. We spent the morning walking around and exploring and decided the weather is shit, let's go home. We had kept Saturday night free but because the weather was so bad all over Spain, our trip was over. 

 

Walking down the cobblestone streets and long corridors was enchanting!

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