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... to board
long distance trains in Spain.
The Madrid to Seville AVE line was the first high-speed rail
line in Spain, inaugurated in tome for the 1992 World’s Fair in Seville. There
are now many more, probably Europe’s most extensive network of high speed rail
lines which have replaced what was regarded as one of Europe’s slowest and
least efficient rail networks. I was in Seville in only two and a half hours in
Toledo is a short, 30 minute ride, on the high speed train from Madrid. After some trials and tribulations with the shower and hot water situation as well as the espresso/keurig type machine in the apartment, we gave up and had some Americanos from Starbucks down the block, how touristy of us (oh well it was necessary) and headed to the train station. The train we intended to take was already sold out so we had some toast ...
... especially since I had read so many rave reviews about it. I left earlier than planned and went to the Royal Botanical Gardens in Madrid (you had to pay entry) to write my blog and chillax. There were a million different plants, all labelled, including a hot house of palms which looked like a jungle. I was surprised by the lack of colour in the gardens so I didn't enjoy it that much. Next I finally made it to El Retiro park ...
... plan to head towards the plaza Zocodoro (sp?) I check on Kiwi, and sadly, the little bat didn’t make it through the night. We find him a final resting spot and agree we’ll have to talk to the girls about this over breakfast. At 7:30 I’m out and about and this place is empty. All the stores and restaurants as far as I can tell are shuttered. There are a few delivery trucks in the plaza, and the locals walk briskly on the streets. I find what looks to be a ...
... by the Spanish to stop the Portuguese and then repaired in the 18th century to be blown up by the French in the early 1800s and again repaired later that century. Not sure how much of it is Roman now but the repairs appear to have kept to the Roman style and possibly their plans. It is a miracle it still exists. It is only used for foot traffic now.
We had then planned to go on the ...