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From the wall  
   

From the wall

The view from the wall of the city below.
El Escorial & The Feast

June 20th 2010
I wake up this morning and head down to the complimentary breakfast, which isn't as good as the one at Hotel Regina but it will do. After I feel like I've eaten enough to tide me over til we get to El Escorial I finish getting ready and head down to the lobby. Once everyone who is going to the wall with me arrives we head out with Cesar who shows us where to purchase our tickets and the two differ ... read more
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