In Ávila I found myself looking for my armor. The town is enclosed in a fortress and preserves the lifestyle of a true medieval town. Deciding to be adventurous culinary-wise I bought a box of the famous candies from Ávila that have only two ingredients: sugar and egg yolk (drooling yet?). One bite into these little treats and I felt my morning breakfast almost come back up. This "delicacy" was invented by a Carmelite nun Saint Teresa of Ávila, and bless her soul, they obviously did not have Godiva back then. Not to let these interesting confections go to waste, I made sure to bring them back home with me and treat my parents to a lovely surprise. If you're curious what they tasted like, I can present you with this one image: my father taking a bite and running to the trash can to spit it out and then gargling with Listerine for 5 minutes straight afterwards, yum.