Hostal La Fontana
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After three consecutive weeks of traveling, I definitely needed a break to just relax (and I also had a field trip on Friday to justify it hahaha) in Madrid. I received two of my midterm test grades back and was rather pleased with my results: I received an 84 on my grammar test and a 93.5 on my cultural studies test! A NOTE ON GRADING: Spain's university grading system runs differently in the states. Attached to this blog post, you can see the conversion for grades at Carlos ...
... and churches that were on the "to do" list. We took a day trip out to Toledo on the train and wandered through the old walled town on what was a very hot day. Toledo is really pretty and very interesting, lots of history and swords! Every shop seemed to have swords for sale! We visited a museum in the old synagogue to view the intricately carved walls and learn more of the Spanish Inquisition and it's aftermath. We can highly recommend Madrid and Toledo to you ...
... and then it was full speed ahead to finalise our Australian affairs.
Sell the motorhome, rent the Kenmore house and pack up again. We had reconnected with our Brisbane friends and neighbours during our 6 months there, so it was with excitement mixed with a little sadness that we left to spend a month in Adelaide with Nell before flying out of Adelaide on Singapore ...
... buildings. I didn't even need to look. The first photograph I took was over a gorgeous old mansion and i was the perfect distance away, everything was going perfectly until Bart and Homer Simpson walked into the frame and stayed there!
I quickly found my self getting completely and utterly lost, not in the directions sense of the word, but in the culture and the history. I followed my eyes, going wherever something caught my eye, often i would go down the same ...
... I could have taken photos but I couldn't. He must have been tripping or mad when he painted because he painted some weird stuff but at the same time very provocative and beautiful. Think I will try to read more about him. Interesting genius.
Made dinner tonight. Osso Bucco with chorizo sausages. It tasted good basically because the sausages were so salty and oily. Last night for my parents. I will be driving them to the airport at 430am tomorrow morning.