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... and I explored the Alcázar of Toledo, the old cathedral, the El Greco museum, and went through the Jewish Quarter (which I'm sure my parents/grandparents will be happy to know that even though I couldn't attend any services for Rosh Hashanah, I was inside an ancient synagogue for the High Holidays).
In class, I learned this week how in 1492, not only did Columbus sail the ocean blue, but also, All Jews were expelled from Spain, and told either to convert ...
... behind each leg of cured ham; e.g. they are cured between 1 to 4 years, with the older one fetching a higher price. A bit like wine, I suppose.
And now, it's to bed as we have another early morning and day tour tomorrow.
Hope you're all well back home.
Today we went to Toledo. We went into a very big cathedral which had a big painting on the roof. Our tour guide had a green umbrella to attract us. The cathedral
... lore, in particular the story of Moscardó's son Luis. The 16 year old boy was captured by the Republicans who held him hostage and demanded that the Nationalists surrender the Alcázar. It is alleged that Luis told his father: "Surrender or they will shoot me." To which his father replied: "Then commend your soul to God, shout 'Viva Cristo Rey' and die like a hero.
We spent far longer than planned and anticipated ...
Restaurants start to open at around 8.30 pm and by the time we have chosen one, most are brimming with talking, laughing and animated people which indicate all are worthy of our patronage. We select one that has a high rating "Trip Advisor" sticker on its window. The menu appears very venturous but when in Rome you do as the Romans do. (and we will do that later as well!).
We let the waiter choose ...
... staring, thank you.) One of the cops looks at me, smiles, and waves. I'm so shocked and dumbfounded that I just freeze. After a few seconds I give a head nod, and daftly say "Hola. Espero que tengas un buen día" (Hello. I hope you have a pleasant day...). He says back with a smile "Tú también. Disfrute de su estancia en Madrid, Americana." (You too. I hope you enjoy your stay in Madrid, American.) Then starts screaming at the guy on ...