Hotel El Hidalgo
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We got up somewhat later today and hung around the hotel until we finally got ourselves together and headed for the bus station. Baeza is a 45minute journey from Jaen on the Alsa bus. It was a very straightforward journey but we did arrive at the hottest part of the day (38 degrees in August!) we took some time finding the way into town as for some reason no one EVER signposts the town centre from ...
... a spur line to Jaen. The countryside here is very very dry in August and nothing grows outside of irrigated agricultural land. Maybe it would be desert if left alone.
Jaen is not a beautiful town and in August it is ridiculously hot so we elected to have lunch and then rest until it cools down (the first cooler air wafts in at about 8pm). Lunch was frankly a disaster in a cafeteria type place where the surroundings are guilt and the food can best be ...
... to Madrid doesn't take too long and we are back to the start of
our tour in no time.
After we check in to the hostel there are a
few sad farewells and goodbyes from the small little band of friends we made.
The few that are staying in Madrid plan to meet up in the bar under the hostel
for a karaoke night! This is where it gets interesting. We had some tea and
head our butts into the bar which is empty besides 4 ...
... with peanuts and cashews before the meal arrived, despite insisting he'd washed his hands. looking back on it, it was probably just a sharp spasm in the chest or something not as severe. I had many ventolins and was able to return to the table and eat a small serving of chicken paella. After a slightly imperfect dinner, we returned to the room where I was relieved to go to sleep as I was feeling tired. See you tomorrow from Toledo, goodbye for ...
Today, I travelled with friends to Valdepenas to experience the wine festival. Though I am not a huge fan of wine, i decided to go to try something new. Valdepenas is an active city, lots of people walking around and lots of shopping opportunity. The statues throughout the city are either dedicated to wine or to Don Quijote.
We tried a white and red white ...