Parador de Chinchon
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... by our photos, we chose to visit on a weekday, during which time it seems almost abandoned.
Miryam has found online recommendations for an unusual restaurant. Mesón Cuevas del Vino is up a steep street off the Plaza and is located in a 300-year old building that used to store wine and olive oil. We can still visit the ancient underground storerooms with the huge ceramic "tinajones" (earthenware vats). Today ...
... changed, or had I remembered it so very differently?
In June 2013, I visited Madrid with my last group of student travelers. My 13-year-old grandson John was with us, so the trip was a special one for me. One of the places I wanted to re-visit this time was El Mercado de San Miguel. John had kind of freaked out at the market - all of the busyness and sights and sounds and smells were a little overwhelming, so we left after a short ...
... the city and immediately came upon the old palace that used to host the king and queen when they were in the area for a visit. It is now a very upscale beautiful restaurant. We did not dine there; rather, we walked around to the back side of the palace and ate in the basement restaurant. I am going to say that is probably where we would have ever dined in a real palace. The meal, however, was fit for royalty (or ...
... out for tapas. We had bakaya (bakow) fish, that is known to smell horrible. We had it wrapped up in a little tapa, but also had it wrapped almost like a mozzarella stick. They were both great though, and we had some waters to drink as well. We walked around, saw different performers doing different things for money, while also just saw the main area. They had these cool things, where it protected people from the sun, so when you shopped you had something over your ...
... at our homestay from the hotel telephone, we decided to walk to our new apartment to say hola! Her name is Esperanza and so far she is very nice and is a fabulous cook – she used to own her own restaurant so she makes everything fresh in the house. When we first had lunch with her, she showed us videos of her 8 month old grandson for about 20 minutes, very cute.
Our apartment is….un poco interesante. We are ...