Spain Day Six
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.
Anyway. I need to go. More exploring and adventuring awaits.