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I awoke early on the train, because I thought we'd be getting off at a certain time, and me and you went around informing everyone we'd be arriving soon. Once the apparent arrival time had passed, I realised we actually had another hour as Portugal is an hour behind the rest of Europe. This angered a few people but in the end we got off at Santa Apalonia (not at the stop we thought we were) at 7am (I think??). We went to a ticket booth and booked ...
Day 2 in Madrid was heavy on Spanish culture - which was an amazing thing! We started the day at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. Rick Steves described the Reina Sofia as one of Europe's "most enjoyable modern art museums", which we thought was a bit of an oxymoron. But, given Rick's strong recommendation, we decided to start our day there. A short morning walk from our apartment, this beautiful building anchors a really cool city plaza filled with cafes ...
... the time was a new idea. The school also hosted international debates where the worlds most brilliant minds would meet. Albert Einstein, for example spent time here. Today, the Residencia is a cultural center that still hosts international expositions on various scholarly topics.
Friday was an institution trip to the Monastery of San Lorenzo (El Escorial). This building is an old palace that today represents the splendor of the old Spanish monarchy. I ...
... finished my quest began my journey from the seashore were i met a sage which i have been searching for to save me my trouble as well as merchants which were going out of the the shore and coming in,people chatting in corners ,a small orchestra playing sweet melodies, there was a table of laden with the most delectable dishes of fish which happens to be at that part of the world.
... description to use as the selling point.
Anyway, we had a wonderful day. The two big highlights were the Hall of Battles, a ridiculously big room with giant murals of important battles, and the library, complete with a ceiling full of knowledge, 40,000 books shelved backwards, and an astrological instrument where all of the stars revolve around the earth! It was a really cool library.