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... was feeling ****** I decided to wear heels and
experience the pain of a true European women- bad idea. Again, although I felt
chick and it was a good change from the toms I have been living in, walking on
cobble stone streets in heels is a challenge and I commend any women who has
mastered the art. The palace was absolutely incredible. It is the second
largest palace in the world, next to one in Russia and has around 3000 rooms.
It reminded me of being ...
... distance to the old town, but the bus station is about an hour's walk away, so I just coughed up the 1.20 euro bus far and rode the 33. It was a pretty crowded bus ride as well, and took about 20 minutes so it wasn't that fun. At the bus station I got one of the last few tickets to Malaga on the 5 pm bus (there were even two buses leaving at that time!) for a little over 11 euro, which is pretty cheap. They have automatic ticket dispensers and it even shows ...
It has been a relatively calm week. I'm not traveling this weekend because yesterday, Friday, I had a day trip with the institute. Although I don't have an extravagant adventure to tell this week, I'd like to share some of the interesting things that I've been up to.
First off, I got some pictures of the Halloween activity I did with the Spanish kids put up on the previous blog post, so please look for those!… This past Monday, I had a trip after ...
Today we took a little bus ride north of Madrid and explored the Real Monasterio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial! It was gorgeous, enormous, and very very impressive, but Andrew may have been expecting something a little different… We had a bit of an 'Aquarium vs. Antiquarium' moment again. When I said that I wanted to visit El Escorial I also mentioned that it was ‘the heart of the Inquisition!... or something like that.’ ...
... on a blackberry that just seems to snap pics accidentally each time I check the inbox.
The upside to all this is that people flow through the spectacularly decorated state rooms without tripping over each other trying to get the best shots. The downside is that none of the snatched jpegs do justice to the quite magnificent splendour on display. And of course, the palace exit leads straight out through the gift shop where books of lovely ...