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Spain Day Six

Posted by Ta-metru_defender , Jan 14 2013 · 238 views

I feel like I should have mentioned this earlier.
For my January term I, and a group from Gallatin at NYU, are off to Spain and Morocco for a couple weeks. We just arrived in Cordoba today after spending the last few days in Madrid (and one in Toledo!). So I guess here are some quick highlights:
  • Sometimes it seems like Spain has a vendetta against free public wifi
  • Walking around Madrid is loads of fun
  • Having epic group meals are fantastic; especially when your university is paying for both the food and wine.
  • El Prado is a really cool museum as far as art museums go.
  • Found a Canary Island restaurant (El Escaldon); ate there. Barraquito is a wonderful desert.
  • I love the Spanish style of eating out; ordering tapas and sharing and talking for an hour.
  • Also: sidra is nice.
  • I haven't used my Spanish in years; it's so much fun to use it again.
  • I realize that I understand some slang thanks to playing the original Uncharted in Spanish.
  • Toledo is freaking awesome man.
  • No really, it is.
  • I had to fight the impulse to start climbing around/inside buildings
  • I swear if we'd pushed that one block in a secret passage way would open
  • Maybe we had to pull a candle holder
  • Hitting up a bar at 12am and hanging out for two hours drinking cidra talking rubbish is one of my new favorite things
  • Went to the royal palace in Madrid. Touched a lot of stuff, because you gotta feel history, man. I frequently heard "¡No toca!"
  • Heard a cover of "Violet Hill" in a square played on a pair of cimbalons. Yeah, I had to look up the instrument
  • I haven't been to El Corte Ingles since I was in the Canary Islands (bought a pair of Visorak there in '05)
  • Cordoba makes me want to run and climb on everything
  • I think I'm going to write an Uncharted fanfic set in Spain.
So there's my adventure so far. Man, I haven't been to Europe since... 2009? Haven't been to Africa since 2005, so I'm looking forward to Morocco too.
Anyway. I need to go. More exploring and adventuring awaits.


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