Mercado Cervantino (Renaissance Fair (fare?))

Mercado Cervantino (Renaissance Fair (fare?))

This week was the Cervantes Market, the largest renaissance fare (fair?) in Europe. It was a Mediterranean renaissance fair though, so not exactly what I pictured beforehand: there were camel rides, kabob and falafel stands, hookah lounges (woooo hoooo), and other attractions. They were selling stoner scented incense burners: There were nutty people dressed and made-up with the plague (the black one, that is): I […]

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More things around Madrid and Alcalá

More things around Madrid and Alcalá

el Prado On Oct 1, we did a partial tour of the Prado with Dr. Rosenberg (the same BYU professor that showed us around Toledo). The Prado is the national museum of art here in Spain, made up mostly of what was (or maybe still is?) the royal art collection. Some consider it the best art museum in the world. It’s pretty amazing. Dr. Rosenberg […]

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Toledo

Toledo

“You need two years to learn to speak and sixty to learn to shut up.” According to this roof terrace in Madrid, that’s Ernest Hemingway. I don’t really think he was the first to say it, but it’s neat that they think so. Pretty lame roof terrace though. Lame music, lame company. And it was raining. I didn’t stay long. Toledo But that weekend we […]

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