Hotel Exe Puerta Castilla
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... pictures with them. We had dinner at a small Spanish restaurant where the kids tried “la carta del dia”. For a standard rate students get a started, a main dish, and dessert.
After lunch we walked a bit more while making our way back to “La Plaza del Sol” to do some shopping and meet the rest of our tour group for dinner. Dinner was good but the best part was the “churros y chocolate ...
... attend the site, viewing it as a monument to the totalitarisn he represented. Franco selected the site for its beauty. The pine trees reminded me of home. It is dedicated to those who died in the Spanish Civil War. Some 30,000 are buried here, from both sides.
Only two people are buried inside the basilica. The graves of Franco and Juan Antonio, a poliitician killed in the 1930's, both have simple bouquets of carnations. There was at least ...
... thought were monsters. Guess I'll have to read the book now. We got to Toledo for lunch & then had a walking tour of the old town where we saw El Greco's The Burial of the Count of Orgaz in St Thomas' church. We were all pretty tired by this time but after 2 hours of walking up & down narrow cobbled streets we drove to some place that made jewellery & knives & swords etc. Then it was on to Madrid . I feel a little lost now as there is no one to organise us any ...
... I wanted, then it was a swim in the pool and lazing on the poolside lounges. For dinner we decided to head down the backstreets and found ourselves smack in the tourist district for restaurants, who knew other tourist knew the backstreets. The food wasn't great and was typical of food you would get int the tourist district but we have done so well with all our other choices, apart from the sardines/anchovies in ...
... when our number appeared on the screan for 30
seconds and then was skipped to the next, leaving us no kiosk to get help to
book our ticket. I aggressively took control out of our group, spoke clear Spanish
was a man at the kiosk that refused to help me and convinced him to help us. I
felt so proud of myself that I was not only brave enough to take control of a
situation like that in another language, but that I was able to get the point across
in another ...