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We set off after breakfast for the Madrid Estación de Atocha railway station. It has a tropical garden in the middle of the station and the staff were very helpful in finding the right platform and train. The trip only 33 minutes for the 75 Kim, very fast! Toledo is set on a hill above the plains of Castilla-La Mancha in central Spain and is said to have been populated since the Bronze Age. It’s known for the medieval Arab, Jewish and Christian monuments in its walled ...
... as the capital of a Visigothic
Christian kingdom, the capital of a Muslim state, and later the capital of
united Castile before Spain’s capital was moved to Madrid in the 1500s.
The main part of Toledo is still laid out like a thoroughly
medieval city located for defensive capabilities. Most of the streets are
barely wide enough for a small car to fit through and much of the old town is
... ordered Paella and beer which was great! We boarded the bus and it took us four hours to get to Cordoba. According to Daniel there are 400 million olive oil trees here in Cordova, but the best place to buy olive oil is in Barcelona. We arrived in Cordova at 6:30. Our hotel here is beautiful. The shower/ bath tub area was unique. It had two huge shower heads and a deep jacuzzi tub all enclosed together. It felt so good to soak after all the walking we've been doing. ...
Wednesday 21st May
Today was supposed to be wet all day, so we planned to stay in and put some bread on for lunch. Blow me, but it got better again, and blue sky appeared. We had a couple of hours before the bread was ready, so took the car in search of a view of Toledo as it rises from the river deep in the gorge. It didn’t take us long, and it was worth it, dramatised by light and shade as the clouds rushed by, the ...
... closed. We ended up meeting two other students who were in our program who were also wondering the streets looking for food. I hate to say it, but my first meal in Spain was chicken McNuggets, french fries, and a smoothie from McDonalds.
We reconvened downstairs at the hotel to have our first lecture of the seminar. The seminars title is Azahar, named after the bitter orange trees that fill the streets of cities in southern Spain. ...