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Travel Blogs from Toledo
... in Toledo! The tour guide was great and I met an American couple also, who were on the last leg of their Portugal and Spain trip. We talked about meals and discoveries - a nice chat. The tour was only half a day so we were back at around 3pm so I made my way back to the hotel and a snack, then headed off for what I expected was to be a 15min wait to reserve my seat on the train to Granada. What I discovered was a wait of ...
... every night at the Puerta del Cambron. It started at 10:30. This was pretty unique - I don't know if I would call it a projection or a laser light show, but it was pretty cool. It was supposed to explain the history of Toledo in about 15 minutes. They projected lights/pictures onto one of the city gates and synced it to dance music. The light show itself was visually spectacular. The way they tried to "explain" the history of Toledo, not ...
... We wandered into a convent where one of the nuns didn't seem to know what we were talking about, but explained that in her convent they ran a daycare for young children. Also in the small open part of this convent, we met a man from India who had lived in Toledo for 8 years. He was getting water from the nuns and said he'd be happy to show us where the convent was that sold Mazapan. He walked us a little way and then gave ...
... and even made the swords used in Lord of the Rings!
But besides the history in this small city, the buildings and streets are unlike any other I’ve seen in America. I mean they truly make America look ugly and dirty and way too urban. And in comparison to Madrid, Toledo takes the cake.
During our free time today in between museums, I stopped into a little Teteria, which is a little ...
... the hotels where we have stayed, you might think that we are spending money like royalty. In fact, using Expedia, we have been getting incredible deals on our accommodation. Whether it is the exchange rate or the weakness of the Spanish economy, or the off-season for the tourist industry, we have yet to pay more than $100 Canadian for a hotel room.
Muchos fotografias mas, manana.
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