Hotel El Coloso
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Today was my last full day in Europe for the rest of my trip, and that’s pretty exciting! I woke up pretty early this morning but didn’t feel well at all. I had a pretty bad stomach ache and I didn’t move from the couch until about 1pm. Vivi recommended some sort of herbal tea thing as a remedy and it seemed to help a little bit, and then I went out for a walk at lunch time at that seemed to cure me. I just had a slice of pizza for lunch, but ...
... by how enormous it was. It was a maze of rooms with heaps of artwork, and I really had to just keep walking to get through it all. There was a huge gallery of bloody martyr seems with rather gory deaths, so I wasn't really a fan of that, but once I got to the sculptures and the Goya I was really enjoying it. The moment that shocked me the most was when I turned the corner and Las Meninas by Velázques was sitting there right in front of me. Very, very cool.
... pretty black ones, but only one white one and it just didn't sit right on my head, so I let it pass. I'm in the market for a white chapel veil, but I already have several so I'm not going to just buy the first one that comes along.
Early morning tomorrow - going to try to queue up for an Alhambra ticket. We'll see how that goes. Lesson learned - book WAY in advance.
So yesterday I got out of the hostel around ...
... as, alegrías, soleás and seguirillas. Described in one review as "showy" I thought the stage setting was simple and unobtrusive. The musicians and singer, were behind a veiled curtain. I would have liked to have seen them - at least at the end of the show for a curtain call.
After the flamenco show our plan to eat in the Mercado San Miguel was thwarted by the crowds. Once inside the market all we could do ...
... matador deaths at this bullring. If the bull kills the matador they will kill the cow(mother of the bull) so they can't produce any more wild offspring. I will refrain from making any comparisons to wild school children and their parents. After the tour we stumbled upon a river tour by boat business. It was 9 o clock and we thought this would be a nice way to see the city at sunset. Unfortunately, this boat tour would be very much like a ...