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Travel Blogs from San Lorenzo de El Escorial
... the Philippines (names after him), and much more. His empire is known in history books today as the "Empire where the sun never set." because it spanned so much of the earth. As could be expected, he also built the most extravagant palace the world had ever seen at the time for himself and those closest to him.
More than a palace, however, the Escorial is also an impressive Basilica, a monastery, a school, a library, and a royal cemetery. This ...
... marble. Walking through these crypts was another 'Game of Thrones' type moment... very cool. I also really liked the hallway and stairwell leading down to the crypts...probably the nicest hallway I've ever been in... Marble everywhere and crystal chandeliers every few steps all the way down. Interesting fact about the crypts: there's a behind-the-scenes 'rotting room' where the guests-to-be of the crypts are kept in leaden earns ...
... br> This is extremely frowned upon and each time the person would get the **** beat out of them
One man who tried to ride the bull was pushed up against the wall and punched by 4 or 5 guys for a
Good bit before the guards decided to make them stop.
The beating of the men by the men was often much more dangerous than the bulls but from time to
One of the bulls would get a ...
... every bit of flesh apart from my feet. Not because I was too lazy or fat to bend down that far; I just assumed that by the time the sunshine hits the ground it doesn’t have the same force. In the same way that standing far away from a birthday cake means it is harder to blow out the candles. Apparently sunshine and wind work differently – or so I discovered when my feet turned into giant barbecued prawns at the end of the day. The Spanish remedy is to put vinegar on sunburn ...
... their own gourmet creations. Everything looked delicious.
Then we trekked all the way across the city to their version of Central Park. It was big and beautiful, but also very hot. We rowed boats in a lake. The kids had fun rowing us into the fountains.
After some zapatos shopping (for me), we headed home. Right near our hotel we saw torches lit and a stage. We thought that maybe there was a concert. It ...
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