Valencia

Valencia

We spent the weekend in la Comunidad Valenciana in the city of Valencia in the country of Spain in the region of Iberia in the continent of Europe on the planet Earth in the solar system This One in the galaxy Milky Way that goes sprawling and wriggle on a pin under a dresser somewhere. We hit the Lladró factory on Thursday around noon. This […]

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Madrid Things, Segovia

Madrid Things, Segovia

Sobrino de Botín, Madrid I went to the oldest restaurant in the world (Guiness book of world records certified) by myself this week as part of the Ernest Hemingway pilgrimage that inevitably entangles itself with my travels to Spain. He was a frequenter of the restaurant. I ate some delicious incredibly soft roast piglet and a nice cake and was waiting for my ~40 euro […]

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Northern Spain

Northern Spain

This week we went North: Monday, León; Tuesday and Wednesday, Oviedo; Thursday, Santiago de Compostela; Friday, Islas de Cies; Saturday, bus ride back to Madrid. León The first thing we saw was the Colegiata de San Isidoro. The tour guide compared the ceilings to the Sistine Chapel; they are original paintings from the 11th century and beautiful. I’ve never been to the Sistine Chapel, so […]

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