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Tuesday 15 September
After my disappointing time in Aranjuez I was happy to have found my way easily to Toledo. As recommended by my Airbnb hostess called Valle, I parked for free by the bus station and took a taxi to my apartment in central Toledo (which is draped over a steep hill).
I was received warmly by Valle into a fantastic little private apartment, smack in the middle of all ...
... Catholicism for centuries especially during middle ages. The extravagance of buildings and decoration inside, plus the over the top ornate gilt accessories, is mind blowing. One can't help but ponder on the appalling deprivations the masses went through to fuel this decadence in the name of God.
Off the soapbox. It has a great Visigoth Museum in a Moorish looking old church [loved that], marzipan is a specialty as well as ...
... top floor, which was the ancient armour and weapons, and then worked my way down. I was most interested in the modern weapons and displays, but learned to my disappointment that section is closed as they’re preparing a “temporary exhibit”. If I’d known that I wouldn’t have bothered visiting the museum at all.
I still had a fair amount of time before the group gets together tonight, so ...
... hope for. I bought a knife, as did Andrew, and had a good bit of conversation to go with it.
I really liked Toledo. It was a nice change of pace from the dense city streets of Madrid, the buses, the Metro, the honking horns. It was just a nice day in an old city with some good friends. We stopped at a restaurant where we shared a nice 3 course Menú del Día, which for 9 euros, included 2 plates, a dessert, and a drink. For me, it wasn't the food that was the ...
... confirms my suspicions that it was in honor of the Catholic holiday, Corpus Christi. The streets are also lined with an abundance of shops specializing in swords, knives, shields, knight armor and crusade capes. In case you need any of that for some reason...
After a quick break in the hotel, we headed down to one of the central plazas to introduce my parents to their first botellon experience. For those who have forgotten, botellon is ...