Showing posts with label madrid. Show all posts
Showing posts with label madrid. Show all posts

toledo : the ancient

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

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Not even a month into work yet, and i'm already thinking [ I need a holiday! ] so here's a mini holiday. yes. Toledo, everyone. We are going to Toledo in today's post.

I guess you can tell, we have a thing for supermarkets (particularly foreign ones) - a can of simple old beans in a different language just suddenly seems ground-breaking. yea i have been thinking that maybe i should move to a foreign country for good.

you see, i also get a little kick from walking down the street and not understand what anyone else is saying. and surviving barely, just clinging to every body-language.

o Toledo, yes Toledo. One of the most ancient cities that I have ever been to. I can't even begin to imagine all that has gone down in this little walled fortress.

Segovia : aqueducts & cochinillo

Saturday, February 7, 2009

This is about a half hour trip north of Madrid - an old walled city with a crazily over-towering Roman aqueduct slicing through the center.

The roast suckling pig is the pride of Segovia. As would expected, there was a pig on every diner's table. I am not a fan of pig or say pork. but what the heck. let's give it a try.

I am not a convert but still on the fence. all i gotta say is " gee, the lil' piglets are so fine, its like eating chicken".


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Madrid : party like no other

Monday, February 2, 2009

We were pretty much thrown into the midst of it all. Who can party like the Madrille├▒os??

No exaggeration. New Year's Eve celebrations start on the 30th going right into breakfast, and starting up again the next evening. how can they keep up? old and young, all alike.

Wandering through the windy little streets with buskers, flamenco dancers , great tapas, sangria and the most amazing churros!

yes churros. might not look like much in the image but San Gines is the best.

one of our favourite moments is in the mid morning of the new year, watching many party-goers welcoming in 2009 by stumbling their way home half-wasted.

we quickly grew fond of the siestas. there's no way you could survive living like this without one of these.



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