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... back home and see that the word tapas is thrown around very loosely. We didn't actually find out what a true tapa was until days later in Madrid. Without getting hung up on the words this is what we experienced in these unique bars. Firstly we chose a less populated bar to be able to understand the concept of how to eat and order pincho/pintxos (spelt differently depending if you're Spanish or speak the local language of Basque). Each bar has a wide variety of about 30 ...
... tramway network (haven’t been on one of them yet but we will). Once off the elevator we went into the Carmo Museum. We read that this was a bit “quirky”. The museum was originally a monastery and church (gothic). Badly damaged in an earthquake in 1755 which was followed by a fire, it was being restored soon after but there was not the money to continue with the restoration. Hence its present condition. Part of it is ...
... most of all. I miss being asked if I need anything else, I miss customizing my Americana order, and I miss MEXICAN food. It's a common misconception that Spanish food=Mexican food because they both speak Spanish. This is silly. Do we Americans eat the same as the British? No, not always. It's a cultural difference, and there hasn't been anything like a chicken burrito manadero served to me in my entire time here. Everything is much, much ...
... on the no 28 tram. The locals still use this route to get around and it's popular with tourists, which is most likely due to the fact it passes through a number of different areas of the city. However, this is an absolutely brilliant trip, and not to be missed. The fact that these little trams run up and down the hills around the city, working their way through tiny little cobbled streets, dodging parked cars and at a ...
Afterwards, we went back to Castelo de S. Jorge, no longer closed due to the strike. It dates back to the 11th century under Moorish occupation. Views are fantastic. It's worth waiting for a 30 minute demo of the camera obscura, an 360 degree view optical system invented by Leonardo Da Vinci. There are also archeological digs with rooms and artifacts back to the 7th century BC.
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