Hotel Alcala Plaza
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... comfortable sitting so close to my Spanish family (me and Alberto shoulder to shoulder and Julia's Casted leg propped out touching my other side). Julia was getting calls all night long from friends who were wishing her happy birthday and a speedy recovery. It was a good night filled with much laughter.
Tomorrow I am off to Toledo, the historic capital of Spain. I will have a lot to tell about the history of that city and will be sure to post pictures soon!
... were still attached as is the norm here). This paella has definitely been my favorite meal I have had so far! Tomorrow we have a University-sponsored trip to Madrid. The purpose is to familiarize ourselves with the main streets of the city and the transportation systems. We will not be going to any museums tomorrow, that will come later in the semester. I will certainly take pictures, however, and have a new post about Madrid up this weekend! ADIOS. ...
... train and tracks are only 2 years old. I felt like I was traveling in luxury. We got up to 300 km/hr (maybe 210 mph?)
At the Atocha train station in Madrid, we caught the Cercanias train to Alcala de Henares, which has one of the oldest universities in Europe (founded in 1293) and was the birthplace of Miguel Cervantes (author of Don Quijote). We met my friend Oscar and his ...
... then took us into town and the driver said he would meet us back there at 5: 5 hours from then. The three of us who spoke English went to the cathedral where there was a tourist information centre that gave maps. We also checked out the cathedral and went into an artesan workshop where they were making little bracelet thingies using gold thread. Then, Mark and I wished to get some lunch because it is apparently famous and delicious in Toledo, but our Quebecan companion ...
... does quickly bring me back to the present is a scene of a group of protesters in front of city hall with a sign "if there's no solution, there'll be a revolution"... but they're mostly middle age ladies--so I kind of doubt they'll be the ones carrying out this threat. And then I come across the highlight of the town: Cervantes' house--which lucky for me is open free of charge. Inside are various rooms with displays ...