Hotel Petit Palace Arturo Soria
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- Pets allowed
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Saturday 19 September
After having had the rental car for 6 days I dropped it off in Madrid again and spent 5 more nights there in a modern apartment in the funky multicultural neighborhood Lavapies, which suited me better than the extremely touristy Calle de la Cruz I stayed in before.
Lavapies also has its share of tourists but at least all the shops aren't selling fridge magnets and such.
- [Notable as the first day we didn't see anything in the street we thought to record - after 15 days in Kolkata. We noted something on all but three of our days there.]
- a rooster, dog, and woman picking through a huge pile of garbage on the shoulder of the street... and none of it looks shocking to me anymore
- a handcart of 25´ bamboo stalks
- a man and a prostitute seemingly haggling over ...
... tour groups and we headed out to see the city. The main attraction in Evora is the Capela des Ossos (or the Chapel of Bones in English). It is located just next to the Church of St. Francis which was under heavy reconstruction while we were there so it was a bit confusing why we were walking into this construction zone. However once we got inside it was incredible. The bones of some 5,000 corpses are used to decorate the chapel, including several that ...
... who needs anywhere to put anything?
Other than that the hotel was great and the bed was big and very comfortable which was exactly what we wanted.
We visited the San Marcos market for a beautiful menu del dia and then headed back to the hotel to chill by the pool on the roof for a couple of hours. Perfecto!
For dinner we stumbled across mal de amores and had a beautiful dinner. We arrived at 8:30 so were the only ones ...
... airport before, so had never officially stepped onto Spanish soil until now. The impressions that struck me on this first evening were;
- the strangeness, in a good way, of it still being quite light outside at 9 pm. In Guayaquil it gets dark between roughly 6.15 and 6.30 pm all year round...
- the lack of humidity in comparison to Guayaquil
- being able to walk down the road without having to watch out for unexpected holes in the ...