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... is from Venezuela, another guy is from Argentina, a couple of Peruvians… there are a few students from Dominican Republic that happen by, and a couple of Spanish guys and girls. We do a mix of Spanish, English, Argentinan songs—trying to combine our instruments. I play a couple of mine like Mentiras, La Botella—everyone joins in and vocalizes on my rap song Los del Barrio. Then I ask him to play a Venezuelan llanero song, and the sound instantly ...
Several stories about how tapas started. Not sure which is true: King Alfonzo X brought in the rule that every establishment must serve a ration of food with each drink to increase productivity in the workers that drunk too much and did not eat as well because they were too poor. Tapa means cover - bar tender used to used cheese or food plates to cover the food to stop the flies getting in. So the king brought in the rule. King Alfonzo XIII - was in the south and sand ...
... in saving Abu Simbel. The temple was carefully dismantled in 1969-70, then put on a ship to Valencia followed by a train to Madrid. Here it was reconstructed and opened to the public in 1971.
We had tried to get into the Cathedral on Sunday evening but the Corpus Christi service was just starting and tourist were encouraged to leave. So we headed back in on Monday to a much calmer place. ...
... really able to see it in action while observing one of the instructors. The things that he was able to have that horse do were amazing.
Following the Equestrian School, just across the street we went to tour the Sandeman Sherry Bodega. Sandeman is a world famous producer of Sherry and we had the chance to tour the facility and then had a nice tapas lunch there on sight. The most impressive thing about the sherry making process is that the casks used to ...
... unfortunately I did not bring my camera along. Anyway, picture legs of all kinds of meat wrapped in various coloured materials hanging from every nook and cranny from ceiling to floor and you have some idea of what it was like. A Canadian guy in our group got some of the premium meat that sets you back quite a bit of dosh if you want a kilogram.
The tapas tour finished in style in an Asturian style bar that specialised in Asturian ...