Parador de Chinchon
Travel Blogs from Chinchon
... buy postcards but there were only a lot of bars, cafes (which are more like restaurants), and simple electronic or household item stores.
In the afternoon I had time to talk a little with the homestay family and then return to my room to finally organize my stuff and start writing these entries. After this I hope to read a little about Segovia which I will be visiting on Friday and also about the general area in which I live in right now.
No pictures for today.
... I think I have exceeded 20 pounds! The train is about 6 hours long! And I am next to a women that smells like a chimney!! Terry is on the seat behind me happy as a lark! He was packed a lunch for a king! I just don't know how or when he plans to eat it all! The worst is that he decided to buy blue cheese! The smelliest blue cheese! I am glad he is behind me! I will write more on our ...
... as young and beautiful. Or in this case, in bronze. We take a pic and look around for somewhere to eat.
There's an abundance of fine-looking establishments around the square, not to mention the street upon street of tapas bars we've already passed. Finally we settle on the authentic-looking Cerveceria Santa Ana, with its wood-panels and lively clientele. The menu is extensive but we opt for just three dishes; pil-pil cooked cod, black pudding ...
... A few hours and a shower later, I felt a lot better.
After orientation, we went to a Tapas Bar close to our hotel.... and EVERYTHING I had heard about tapas was true! Spanish food is absolutely delicious. My last meal had been on the plane the night before, so I stuffed myself silly, and it was totally worth it.
If this is a taste of Seville, I know that I'm going to love it here!
... br> Still, I was the first one in the shower after dinner and was a
little panicky about how late it was. By the time everyone was ready
it was past midnight! We got in the car and Juanita drove us all to
Madrid, which from Chinchon is about a 40 minute drive. I'm pretty
sure that after we'd driven round in circles for what seemed like 20
minutes, finally parked and then stopped for a cigarette (I still