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Very European in look and feel
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We had another quite long drive today. This time to we travelled to Segovia to return the car then on to Madrid. The countryside became much flatter than in Galicia with hills in the distance. We didn't see as many wind farms but there were a few fields of large solar panels.
We left Benavente at 9:15 as we wanted to return the car before …
Owing to a problem with the ************* our laptop this became a very much a rest day! We ventured out to a huge Media Markt to buy an external 1 TB hard drive then spent the rest of the day backing up the laptop and testing we could run off the new hard drive (Ruth read while this was happening).
We went to a local bar for tapas for …
... weed' in Spanish and apparently there was heaps but we stuck in our own group so there was none. But the uni supported the party, providing toilets and heaps and heaps of security, at least a hundred people. The only bad thing that happened as far as I know was a car crash, which given was pretty bad, only one car but it was totally and utterly unroadworthy but at the end of the day that only means there was one idiot. The litter though, oh my gosh, it was beyond terrible !
... but soon after it looked very dry. There were so many wind turbine farms along the way. The temperature is sooooo much warmer in Madrid. We settled into the campsite, and went for a walk to find some food. We were walking along in our summery clothes and everyone else is in long sleeve tops and pants! We couldn't believe it! It was so warm! We ended up just getting kebabs because restaurants don't open until 7-8ish in Spain. Everywhere was closed. Off to explore Madrid tomorrow!
... seemed certainly as large (if not larger) than Central Park in New York! It has many fountains, marble monuments and an ornamental lake as well as the Palacio de Cristal. This was a glass and metal structure which is used for temporary exhibitions. It’s kind of like a huge atrium but it really is impressive to see.
We also visited the Spanish Royal Palace. It consists of approximately two thousand rooms, of which ...