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... scared, but figured it was safer to be outta there if/before it got ugly. I mentioned to Jorge our tour director and he said it was only a small protest, only 6 police injured and 10people arrested, just one of many they have Spain!! To get back to the metro near my motel a lovely young spanish man helped me work out with lines I needed to take as I had to change and it was all easy. The first train was so packed you couldn't move, the second one was easier. An interesting ...
... the Residencia de Estudiantes in Madrid. This is a famous old school that used to teach the likes of Federico Garcia Lorca, Salvador Dali, Luis Bunuel, and Severo Ochoa, some of the most famous figures in early 20th century Spanish history. The Residencia was one of the most advanced schools in Europe at the time paving the way for a new style of teaching based in sciences and free-thinking. It had many practical project-based activities to accompany studies, ...
... was almost right! Our guidebook says it was ‘the headquarters of the Spanish Inquisition.’ And that may have been so. The site had a painting museum, architecture museum, royal palace, royal crypt housing all but 2 dead Spanish Kings and some Queens (only moms of kings are admitted), basilica, AWESOME library, monastery and school, but not a single mention of the Inquisition. So, in retrospect, that may have been a ...
there's a few big differences i've noticed here, more so than anywhere else i've traveled so far, including my hometown. I feel no threat at all...ever. I've asked several times if there are any areas in the city i should be careful or times of day i shouldn't use public transport...and everyone has said the same 'only watch for pick-pocketers'. big deal...a picked pocket...i can live with ...
... friends who were there that night got out safely - (apart from Holly getting kicked in the head but she probably deserved it) - however 4 young Spanish girls were not as lucky and died as a consequence of the outrageous organisation at the event being crushed in the chaos. They were aged between 18-25.
I feel I shouldn't write anymore about this incident but as you will have guessed it has caused mass outrage across ...
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