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... All of which were exemplary.
I was then roped in to a magician's performance outside the restaurant where I had to look like I knew what I was doing with a magician who spoke a foreign language at a million miles an hour! I HAD NO CLUE! He made a cigarette disappear from right in front of me, before I went back to the room and went to bed. I have another interesting day tomorrow, as I'm off to Salamanca. See you then, adios for ...
... who had died. As soon as I finished seeing the monastery I hightailed it out of there, hoping to get to the Reina Sofia art museum back in Madrid, because it would be free by the time I got there. On the way back to the hostel I stopped to buy a disposable waterproof camera in preparation for La Tomatina next week. Stroke of genius if I may so myself. I was starving and looking forward to the meal I had slaved away cooking yesterday. So imagine my horror when I got ...
... night walk to see the city; this is not so late in Spain. We found celebrations in the center of the town, as Thursday is a special public holiday in Spain. We ordered a drink to receive free tapas outside the Cathedral before following the sound of music to a concert, managing to get in without tickets. The concert was of two women form the Spanish Voice show; one had an incredible voice for male vocals singing covers from artists such as Coldplay and ...
... heading towards the station ( or so I thought). Random experience time: On the way, I asked someone where the station was and it turned out I wasn't quite on track, aka. walking down the street in the wrong direction. All I was expecting was the standard point in the right direction, but this guy ended up walking with me the whole way. He had worked all around Europe, and seeing my confused face at his Spanish, asked what other languages ...
... was great! It was built as a palace and monastery as a centre to study and aid the counter-reformation... this is probably what Heather meant by 'headquarters of the inquisition'
We got to see the King's chambers, including the bed he died in! His room had a great view of the gardens AND an operable window straight into the Basilica so that he could attend mass in bed (a room service...)
The crypts were crazy. Floor ...
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