Salamanca was exactly how I imagined it would be – and I immediately understood why they call it ‘The Golden City’.
As the bus got nearer and nearer, I could see the sandstone buildings on the horizon glowing like gold when the sun shone on them. What a sight! In fact I was so impressed I had forgotten all about the rain clouds that had been following me all the way from Madrid.
Getting to Salamanca was actually really easy. I had flown to Madrid and took a taxi from the airport to the bus station (Estacion de conde la casal, Auto Res). From there I took a coach directly to Salamanca, which only cost about 24 Euros and took a little under 3 hours. Simple!