Contributing writer, Shawn Moksvold, shares a beautiful photo essay depicting the iconic architecture and youthful spirit of this historic city.
Along the shores of the slow-moving Tormes river, facing the historic center of Salamanca, there is a small boat rental booth where you can take a paddle boat on the quiet waters as large storks and peregrine falcons fly over.
The glowing lights of the Plaza Mayor at night. Since 1755, this has been Spain’s “heart full of sun and fresh air,” and now a perfect place to sample the endless variety of tapas and wine while surrounded by astounding and deep history.
Shawn Moksvold is a freelance writer with particular interests in travel, food and wine, and Spanish culture. He graduated with a BA in Creative Writing and Linguistics at Northern Arizona University, and currently teaches English to elementary school children. He writes for his blog, A Casual Notebook, and currently lives in Madrid, Spain.