Petit Palace President Castellana
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Went for a further walkabout toward the Royal Palace and its plaza to the east. Back by 0830 to Julia Travel where I submitted my trip form and waited for the 0845 departure. That was on time but not the bus leaving, a large group of locals--or at least Spanish speaking--arrived 20M late.
Eventually off on the A-6, an eight lane highway. We passed the Arch of Victory, erected by Franco. Almost 40 years after his death he is still ...
... know very interesting people and seeing amazing things along the way.
The next morning we loaded up the bus once again and headed off for the Royal Palace of Sintra, the best preserved royal palace in Portugal. The palace itself is a beautiful white washed building with bright yellow trim all around which we learned is a very common color scheme in Portugal as it helps to regulate the temperature inside the buildings. One of the first things that we saw as ...
... which is paved at the entrance of the House of the Post Office. The significance of the 0 km is that it is the center of the radical network of all Spanish roads. Another interesting fact about la Puerta del Sol is that it contains the famous clock where people gather at New Year's for the traditional eating of the Twelve Grapes. This is an old Spanish tradition in which every time the bell strikes (which is 12 times), everyone has to put ...
... you wouldn't get sweaty. USA could learn from that.
After we got back, I finished packing some, and than had dinner. She made us some lentil soup, and than a pizza, which seemed like the Celeste Pizza's you cook and eat. It was good though, and we talked a little bit about where we were from, what we were interested in, etc. After meeting her and getting to know her a little more, I went back to my room to unpack a little more.
After that though, I got ...
... suits us better to have a big lunch than dinner.
After the big meal, I needed a kip to wear the wine off. Debbie went to the shops. We then took an evening stroll to help burn off the lunch. The weather was so alluring we could not help but stop in one of the multiple squares for another drink and tapas. The night was calm, balmy and perfect for outdoor dining. 2 Spanish whites (Albarinho & Verdelho) ...