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Travel Blogs from San Lorenzo de El Escorial
... and focus on improving and bettering myself as a student, friend, and tin the end a person. Not to appeal to others, but really so that I can be proud of myself. Laziness and apathy will not do. For instance I've started getting up early to do work since I know I am incapable of doing it alone at night times and its working out. The change in weather really brightens my spirits. I have moved on and I feel a change in attitude. If only, my summer issue becomes ...
... pronounced ampraro) and Marie. Nat showed me around and it is gorgeous there is so much detail, even tiles on the roof..There were two separate wineries (in both of which, Marie scared us - successfully). The chefs were keen to show me around the kitchen and the methods they use to cook different things for me to try.
Upstairs, we had dinner in a ballroom and watched flamenco. But of course, being Spain this only began at 10:15pm, needless to say I was falling asleep ...
... 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 ...
... but at the moment I'm at a loss for words.. most likely it's because I'm stuffed full of fried mystery pork product, tonight's fine dining experience, and can no longer think straight because all the arteries to my brain are clogged with oil. Too far?
At any rate, we're going on our first class trip this Friday to Toledo, so I'm sure I'll have many adventures to document when we get back!
Danika "Future Fat Person" ...
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