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!
... to bed.
The next day was my only full day in madrid and I had booked a tour to Toledo for the afternoon. In the morning I started the free walking tour organised by the hostel with the kiwi girl in my room. But by the time we had gotten some groups from other hostels and reached the tour meeting point, it was already 12:30 and in the first 40 minutes the leader had only taken us to two ...
... 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 ...
... br> There must be an important soccer game on tonight as I can see crowds of Spanish fans with their red and white scarves and tops from our hotel window all shouting and singing as they walk along.
I have just checked my map and realized that Chamartin station is the start to their fan mile all the way to the stadium that I passed on my tour. The police came once they were starting with flares and smoke stuff and the odd very loud cracker. I watched some of the ...