Silken Torre Garden
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... we sat down and started introducing ourselves while we waited for Jimmy to arrive. Jimmy arrived (Our first male tour manager) and because most of the group hadn’t shown up yet jimmy got us all to check-in and update our information. By the time our group had done that almost the entire group had shown up (34 people on the tour) He then introduced himself and the tour. Luckily this is another hotel tour which will be refreshing ...
... a big uproar, and I just sat there unknowing until someone translated for me since I couldn’t hear the English version. The two very nice ladies, sisters, took me under their wings and kept me company for the day. We were given lunch and dinner on the airline. Being that there was a huge line for the customer service desk before lunch, I waited until after and patiently waited while the numbers ticked away slowly getting closer to my ticket. However, not quickly enough. I went ...
... to go- because I was hungry. BUT
when we got up to the apartment, Abuela was waiting for us and made us an
entire supper. Although I had just eaten an entire tortilla I wasn’t going to
pass up an opportunity, she made us meat and enchilada, and was so kind and
cute about setting up a final dinner for me. I could already tell me and tamars
Spanish was struggling because we hadn’t been around it for a week, but it was
so nice to talk to her and ...
... a bit of a sucker for beautiful stained glass, large columned churches, and statues, so this hit two out of three pretty well. There are some famous paintings in the cathedral above that are not modern (which makes the contrast with the more modern artwork elsewhere even more pronounced), but there's also a lot of it in the crypts. The columns sort of block your view so you can't really see very much of the space at once, which gives it a bit of ...
... on. I am sure the monarchs spent hours on end just looking at these paintings on the ceilings when they were bored without internet or TV. The walls were all embroideries on silk or velvet.
The extravagant decorations were certainly pretty but after a while it seemed suffocating. I could understand why monarchs liked taking long walks in the courtyard. Also the ...