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... feel like you're wandering through the ruins of a mysterious magical city that was eaten up by the forest and now all you have is your imagination to try to figue how this city must've looked like--all on the steep sides of a mountain.
It's all very Moorish in style. This must've been a mighty fortress city back in its day, gazing out to the Atlantic to the west and all across the hill penninsula of what is now greater Lisbon. Finally I reach the gate to the main castle at the ...
... at dinner. What a disastrous event! Actually two words will sum it up: bloody awful.
So to walk off that lot we wandered again through the open city squares finally getting the return Aeroporto Bus and home for a rest. Arrival time at home in the vicinty of 1130PM which, as it transpired was to be the earliest home time by far for the rest of the week (if only we had known).
Gym (yes the hotel had a very nice on ewith pool) breakfast and work. After ...
... feeling a hell of a lot better about life. I'll save that for the next entry though.
I think overall, what I'm most disappointed about through all of this is that I let myself get swept up with the crowd rather than be true to what I want and the reasons why I'm travelling. A lot of people come to a place like Madrid to party. If you're not there so much for the party, it can be kind of isolating. Still, that's no reason to give in. Ah well. Lesson learned. I hope.
... chips, rice and an egg on top - apparently it's a thing. I was so excited to eat beef, it was delicious. The days here are sunny and warm but the temperature drops in the evenings (plus I look like a hobo in these India clothes compared to the rest of Europe) so I went to H&M and Zara to buy some jeans and a couple of jumpers with my Brazillian friend, Tatiana. She had heard that the gelato shop across the road was amazing and it had a long queue so while we ...
... like to encourage this type of interest in my kids. Is it possible to raise kids as Jous and Leonard in the US? I don't know so I will have to try to get them out into the world- Ah this big glorious world.
2 am we head home. Through the crowded streets. Daniel says to me, "I have never felt safe if crowded streets anywhere. But here I feel totally safe." I feel safe walking with my husband also- this is my dream come true.