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... the Royal Palace, which wasn't open, but I hadn't planned on going inside anyway. I popped into the cathedral adjoining the palace, expecting a bit of "a, b, c", but was pleasantly surprised at its modernity. I walked up to Plaza Mayor, a huge square with a long and varied past. After the beatification of a saint, it was then used for bullfights, and later as a place of execution for heretics during the Spanish Inquisition, by hanging, burning at the ...
... sun bathe because when a person is suffering from jetlag, it is imperative to sun bathe. When a person sun bathes, this replenishes the melatonin levels in the brain to help with sleeping. Finally, the rose garden is the best part of the park because there are various types of roses that are very beautiful.
... of the Bridge of St Martin.
We entered the Jewish Quarter. Any Sephardic Jew has roots in Spain. We visited the oldest synagogue, that of St Mary the White. It was always the same pattern: Spanish first, then English and then vamos [let's go]. There was no time to appreciate places at one's own pace but that was the compromise of these trips.
The last stop was the Monastery of St John of the Kings. It is a functioning monastery, orange trees growing in ...
Another breakfast of tomato stuff on toast before a trip to the Palacio Real with Kate. Given the queuing at other locations we thought we better try get there a little early. We arrived at 9:30, and were the first in line for the 10am opening. The first stop once inside was the armoury, there were numerous horses decked out in their protective gear, as well as suits of armour and weapons. From the armoury we went to the rest of the palace and were able ...
... afternoons here. 90's every day so far with very little wind. I am absolutely not complaining though, after a brutal winter earlier this year I don't want to complain at all about the heat, because I dislike the Oswego blizzards a whole lot more.
As the temperature began to warm up, I decided to head to El Parque de Retiro for a morning run. My host uncle joked with me again as I left the apartment in workout clothes, saying ...