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... and the scenery is getting flatter and less interesting.
I'm making such good progress that I'm now in a mood to stop for a bit and look at somewhere interesting. The map has a symbol on it indicating that there's something of historical interest at a place called La Carolina, so I drive into town and find .... nothing of interest. And definitely no signposts (which is par for the course in most Spanish towns). I find a way back to the motorway with some ...
... Renaissance, Baroque and Neoclassical. At 5 pm, to avoid the rain, we boarded a tourist bus that gave us a brief look at Toledo beyond the city walls. Two major structures dominated the skyline - the cathedral and the Alcazar (which also includes the Army Museum). Toledo was Spain's major political capital until King Phillip II moved it to Madrid in 1561. Today, it is a small town with about 10,000 inhabitants within the city, but ...
... stores sold decorative ceramic plates and unique and beautiful jewelry as Toledo is known for quality silver.
Our next stop was at the Museo Sefardi. This museum is housed in the Synagogue of Samuel ha-Levi. It is a 14th century building in the Mudejar style. In the Middle Ages, Toledo was a melting pot of Christian, Muslim, and Jewish cultures. However, in 1492 the Jews were expelled from Spain. By 1494 the building was no longer used as a synagogue. ...
... a couple hours in the afternoon.
We came back to Alicia’s flat and Rodrigo headed off to work. He got a job for the night in Madrid, so he had to go quite early and he’ll spend the night in Madrid instead of coming all the way back to Toledo at 3am. Alicia and I headed into the forrest to celebrate her friend Eugenio’s birthday. A couple of friends came to meet us, Jesus and Ana, and the five of us sat at ...
... and get
ready before we go out to the bar. Ovi met us at the corner by our apartment
and we made it over to the National Library where we were all meeting, and
nearly everyone came out. At first we went to El Tigre, the student bar that we
went to before but this time we went to one at a better location with tables. I
felt so thankful the entire time we were there because I really feel like im
getting along so well with all my new friends and we are a well ...