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Capítulo 18: "A caballo regalado, no se le mira el dentado"
This past week was shorter for me due to the day off from school and me arriving back on Tuesday afternoon from Italy. I was so confused what day it was, that I actually went to class on Wednesday completely convinced that it was a Monday.
Three of the girls in my program and I share our first two classes together on Mondays and Wednesdays. The first class is always in our classroom at the ...
... an purpose place really and now is the place for tourist cafés, Spider-Man with a beer gut and very sad looking Mickey and Minnie mouses much like the streets of Hollywood. We did a quick look around the San Miguel mercado and decided to come back for lunch. We continued to wander the laneways to find the church where the nuns sell biscuits through a concealed window ...
... m not talking about the fancy buildings such as the cathedral, royal palace, and the Gran Via neighborhood. Those are beautiful too. But what are special are the everyday around 5 to 6 stories high, of pastel colors, with iron wrought balconies sticking out, flowers on the balcony, and red terracotta roofs.
*** Madrid really isn’t a city you can fall in love instantly. It’s a bit city and it really isn’t a touristy city unlike Florence, Granada, ...
... than Madrid, but at least there is no rain expected. Long-range forecasts before we left the UK predicted rain and the possibility of snow. Just glad not to be soggy in Segovia.
The roads out of Madrid are farily quiet and the traffic flows freely. The sky is overcast and looks foreboding as we drive towards Segovia, hopefully the forecast is accurate and the rain will hold off.
... the secure apartment, several keys and locks and the police station just down the street, we feel very safe! Once settled in, we located the recommended " Supermarket " only to find it was along the lines of Covent Market in London with 3 floors of multiple vendors. We managed to secure our usual menu of meat, cheese, bread and wine. And oh yes some milk and water too.. We then strolled the cobblestoned streets and wound our way to Puerta del Sol, the center of Old Madrid ...