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... and I explored the Alcázar of Toledo, the old cathedral, the El Greco museum, and went through the Jewish Quarter (which I'm sure my parents/grandparents will be happy to know that even though I couldn't attend any services for Rosh Hashanah, I was inside an ancient synagogue for the High Holidays).
In class, I learned this week how in 1492, not only did Columbus sail the ocean blue, but also, All Jews were expelled from Spain, and told either to convert ...
... probably don't do it justice but you be the judge.
All in all, it was a day well spent.
We then spent the rest of the day in town shopping and having a good look around...or rather, Tanya and Jacinta and the girls were shopping while Des and Bob stood around babe watching...I mean, baby sitting Keegie and Harley.
Then we went out for a quick dinner of Jamon Serrano which consisted of thinly sliced cured harm served in a baguette. There is ...
Today I went to Toledo. It's a beautiful city. I now know why we say "Holy Toledo!" - because the city is literally the center of Spanish Catholicism and has been so for almost 1400 years (if not longer). The city is very much "set apart for God."
I went there with the two sisters I mentioned earlier - Stephanie and Caroline. We took the AVE train from Madrid Atocha station and it took only 35 minutes. It goes by super ...
... was no schoolwork involved. My Spanish Civilization and Culture teacher was a guide for the trip, and he quizzed those of us who were in his class, however almost constantly! What we saw in Toledo really illustrated well much of the historic culture we had hit on in class.
Toledo was the historical capital of Spain, and therefore a gathering location for the royal court. Although during the first part of the 16th century, King Carlos V chose to live ...
... from all quarters as dusk fell, so we just went with the flow. It was like being among the crowd on the way to an International at Murrayfield - lots of people all going the same way, to a common purpose, in a spirit of fellowship - but with out the alcohol afterwards. So, why does one need a garden when there is a readily accessible, clean communal area outside the front door? It obviously helps when the temperature ...