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
Europe » Spain » District of Madrid » El Escorial Spain's powerful world empire of the 16th and 17th centuries ultimately yielded command of the seas to England. Subsequent failure to embrace the mercantile and industrial revolutions caused the country to fall behind Britain, France, and Germany in ... ... read more
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This is a travel blog that describes my trip to Spain from June 13th to the 24th. I went to Spain for a study abroad program through Central Washington University where I am now attending as a Senior. Specifically, I visited Madrid as well as some neighboring small cities just north: Segovia, Avila, and El Escorial. Nine other students and two faculty members Jennifer Green and Cesar Garcia made up the rest of my travel group and shared many of the experiences I will describe here. The purpose of this study abroad program was to broaden our perspectives on culture, learn about... full info