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... music, to Spanish vs. American drinking games. We were all able to piece together enough of the other language to somewhat understand what was happening.
When we headed to the airport on Thursday morning, Elena rushed us out the door, made sure we had time for one last spanish-cerveza- and-calamari-tapa excursion (we only had four minutes for this), and we spent our last minutes in Madrid in a solid running pace to catch our plane to Paris!
... like most European cities, were pretty, lined with old buildings. Walking for four hours straight I got to see most of the city.
My favourite sights included The Monument of Cervantes, The Royal Palace and The Debod Temple. The Monument of Cervantes is dedicated to the famous Spanish writer, Miguel de Cervantes. The monument included sculptures of the many main characters of his novels, including Don Quixote, which was and ...
What a great day! Headed out to the metro this morning to locate the bus station...successful venture. Took a bus to Toledo, Madrid for about €10 return...success. Found a local bus for about €1.40 to take us to Plaza de Zocodover. What a beautiful area! Found some lovely shops where a few dollars were dropped ...
... no...it says "Tuesdays Closed"!! We were so disappointed... (Especially Greg.) We went through the morning traffic just to see this... In the end, we decided to check out Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum instead. This would make us cover 2 of the 3 big museums in Madrid. Great! Thyssen-Bornemisza exhibits lots of artworks by masters. We enjoyed it. There were even 2 works by Dali. :)
After the ...
We drove out of Fes on our second day to visit a couple of places in the area – Volubilis and Meknes. The former is a collection of ruins that used to be an ancient town. It was fairly interesting – they are still being excavated today. My camera broke on that day so I only have photos taken on my phone, unfortunately! I think it was a blessing in disguise though, because I got a better camera for only a bit over $200, and I am very happy with it! Meknes was an important ...
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