Holiday Inn Express Madrid-Getafe
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... was quite electric and fun. We spent the day hopping on and off the red bus. We visited an Egyptian Temple donated to the Spanish Government by Egypt for their assistance with other archeological projects. The temple was moved stone by stone and relocated in the Madrid. We identified the location of the places and galleries we plan to visit tomorrow and we walked through busy streets full of people in football gear and Halloween costumes. Hostal ...
... ones were in Consuegra near Toledo and in Tembleque. We stopped for lunch on A-4 at a "vía de servicio" and had serrano con queso and pollo con queso sandwiches... the melted cheese being "manchego" which is made in the La Mancha region of Spain from the milk of manchego sheep. Official manchego cheese is to be aged for between 60 days and two years. It's very good. It might be an excellent substitute for parmesan back home. As we ...
... he ordered a small ham thing and ended up ordering something not even on the menu and had to pay 12 euro when the price is normally around 1-4 haha. We headed to the Naval museum afterwards, where we saw incredible wooden boat models and we saw real canons which was really interesting. Everything in this museum was in Spanish so it was a lot harder to understand a lot of it. They had a neat exhibit that had a real moving picture of the ocean on ...
... is a huge part of Spanish culture. After the event the bulls are used for meat as well. I feel like the thing that bothers most people is that the "slaughtering" is done in front of an audience.
Why is it okay for us to slaughter and mistreat millions of animals in North America for nutrients we could get elsewhere yet bullfighting is seen as inhumane?
While I personally would not go to a bullfight again, it was a necessary part of my year in Spain.
Another day of trains and planes! We caught the tube to the airport then caught our plane to Madrid & then another two tubes to get to our hotel. By the time we got to our hotel we only had about two hours to fill in before we met our tour group, so we went for a walk to the botanic gardens. Unfortunately they were further away then we realised so by the time we ...