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Europe » Spain » Castile-La Mancha » Toledo April 20th 2014

Europe » Spain » Castile-La Mancha » Toledo » El Toboso August 29th 2013

My sister-in-law Kerry asked what makes up our day while raveling through Europe as she hadn't seen many photos of Tom and me. So I have put these few photos together to give you an idea of our day.... read more
Applying sunburn cream in Guimaraes Portugal
Bed time - very comfy - Pam gets in first so that Tom can get up first
Dinner time at the Camper - love these long days.  It is 8.00pm

Europe » Spain » Castile-La Mancha » Toledo July 31st 2013

Can't write much today - mainly because I forgot my computer plug in Madrid, and my laptop is almost out. Fortunately I connect back in Madrid tomorrow, and the hotel has it. Thank God. Toledo today, just briefly, was brutally hot, although it truly is a beautiful town. A lot like an Italian hill town again. Tons of walking and sweating. Toledo, also, most famously, is the town of El Greco, and his art is everywhere here. There's also an absolutely massive Cathedral. I'll probably write more once I have my cord back, but for now the pictures should suffice. Looks like the battery is holding out, so I'll write a bit more. Caught the train from Madrid Atocha, and actually had to go through security, like an airport. But they did have a terrorist attack ... read more
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Europe » Spain » Castile-La Mancha » Toledo June 20th 2013

Toledo was amazing...it's history and beauty captures you. Toledo was the main capital of Spain before they decided to move it to Madrid. Many religions and languages lived side by side, especially the Christians, Jews and Muslims, until someone decided to make it one language and one religion.... MadridCarmen's observations - lots of Peruvians- cops are much hotter in Madrid- cops are more friendly - they protest about everything in Madrid- when you hear and see lots of fire engines and police outside your building then there's probably a fire near by and you should pay attention rather than run for the camera to take pictures- everything is close by in Madrid and you don't really need to use the metro- if you go to a bullfight, the bull ends up dead most of the time- ... read more
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Europe » Spain » Castile-La Mancha » Toledo » Corral de Almaguer June 17th 2013

TOLEDO Friday 14th to Sunday 16th June 2013 I made my way by metro from the hotel to the Madrid Atroche train station. That part was easy - firstly I lined up in the line for a ticket for 'short' distances only, then, after moving to the correct section of the station, and getting a numbered ticket to be served in order, I waited 45 minutes. More people watching time. Consequently I just missed a train and had to wait nearly 2 hours for the next - the joys of travelling! The train journey to Toledo only takes about 30 minutes and the train reached a speed of 250km/h. After a short taxi ride I was at the Hotel Eurico, in the centre of Toledo, very close to the cathedral. To think that earlier in the ... read more

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Europe » Spain » Castile-La Mancha » Toledo May 29th 2013

One morning while living in Madrid, I went to my Spanish class, found that it was cancelled and as it was 9am decided to head off to Toledo for Corpus Christi. Not having to be back in Madrid until 5pm, I had ample time to celebrate the Eucharist, or so I thought. At about the time I set foot in Atocha, Madrid's main train station, I realised that me and Jo were not the only ones planning to head to Toledo for the day. This was confirmed at the ticket counter and with all the trains booked out for the following four hours we almost flagged the trip, before someone recommended using the bus. That turned out to be a very good idea, with the bus company we used having had the foresight to have buses ... read more
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Europe » Spain » Castile-La Mancha » Toledo » Madridejos May 19th 2013

Toledo is one of the most beautiful cities in my country. The old quarter of the capital of Castilla La Mancha is a real open air museum which has been declared a World Heritage Site.... read more
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Europe » Spain » Castile-La Mancha » Toledo February 1st 2013

With another day trip from Madrid, it seems like we prefer the little cosy towns out of the bustling city! My fondest memories of Toledo has got to be the towering Cathedral in the middle of the town centre and the ancient roman bridge. The structures were majestic and has got the uncanny similarity to those in Segovia, though uniquely different. Especially love the shot of the bridge busking in the rising sun. The morning shots were kind of dull due to the weather but when the clouds clear and the sun shone, man, the view of the town was breathtaking in its own rights. A combination of castle buildings and frontiers, old cathedrals and bridges, with more modern day transportation like the tram running within the town area, Toledo is a mix of traditional structures ... read more
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Europe » Spain » Castile-La Mancha » Toledo August 3rd 2012

Woke up on day #3, feeling use to the time change and ready to start the day. Today’s departure was from the Atocha station, which we walked to and then it was off to Toledo! (Tip, try using the Renfe website to buy your tickets in advance, you can save money. Honestly though, it can be pain too.) When we arrived at the Toledo commuter rail station, we decided to walk into town. Although walking into town was not efficient, it was a cool way to see the city. The one thing about Toledo is that is very confusing to navigate. On our Spanish adventure, it was the only place where we legit got lost (although getting lost in Toledo is part of the fun!) We visited the Cathedral. After about ten minutes, I realized that ... read more
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Europe » Spain » Castile-La Mancha » Toledo July 20th 2012

To still linger on in Toledo is easy. We were absolutely stoked with this beautiful medieval walled city. Every corner is worth a picture. We had a couple of incidents there. All Ladies and we say again all Ladies wave their fans to get a bit of coolness. It is real Spanish, so we thought we buy a couple. Not that expensive, two Euro each. We payed the man four Euros. He wrapped them while we looked through his shop. Back at the Hotel we unwrapped them and found only one. We thought if he is so short of money we gladly donated two Euros. Next day by chance we passed the shop, the man in question was not there. Telling the man that was there what happened. We even recognised the wrapping paper. The man ... read more
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