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... it is so lovely having no set itinerary and doing whatever, whenever, it pleases us. Pito discovered the Running of the Bulls Festival will be on in Pamplona as we swing past and to quote him 'It's like every boys dream to run with bulls' so off we will go to Pamplona. I discovered there was a Museum of Human Evolution in Burgos, a regional city between Madrid and Pampillono, so we'll drop in there too. Other than that, round and round and round we go, where else we stop no one ...
... you could buy bite-size tapas from various vendors--kind of a mix between pintxos culture and Philly's Reading Terminal Market. Then we went to Madrid's famous churros-and-chocolate bar, Chocolateria San Gines, for some fresh churros dipped in thick-as-syrup hot chocolate. It was a fantastic end to the evening, and it made me, at least, stop caring about the outcome of the game. We were awoken at various points by Real revelers parading until dawn up ...
... and Tara arrive! I'm really getting excited for their arrival! We will be spending 3 days in Madrid, 2 in Barcelona, and then heading to Italy to see Venice, Bologna, and Florence! I'll be sure to do a post over the experiences we have as a family a little later once we get back to the States. I hope you have enjoyed following me around Europe this semester. I've had an incredible experience and can't wait to share it in even more detail with you when I get back.
... there and back. Madrid Terminal 4 Airport is really new. Very nice, feeling nothing like the antiquated run down airports in Paris and Rome. Actually felt like an Asian airport. My parents are very quick at saying goodbye. I think our whole family has gotten use to living apart and goodbyes seem natural. No tearing moments, no standing around, waving at them until we can't see them anymore. Very different from Yang's family.
Getting up early really screwed ...
... We waited a few minutes in line and got our tickets. We had been assigned a time to enter the palace so we headed in that direction so we wouldnt be late. The grounds were beautiful, with many gardens and fountains. We got in line for the palace and were let in at ur assigned time. There were lots of other tourists there, so there was the typical pushing and shoving, along with the crazy picture takers who insist on taking individual pictures of every member of their family. Our ...
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