It’s 7:30 am and my alarm is ringing. Why? No one should have to wake up this early on a Saturday. Then I remembered, today is my group excursion to the city of Toledo! Meet at the buses at nine in the morning, “al punto,” as my teacher would say. One hour later and we arrived at our destination. What a sight for sore eyes this city is. Located high on green hilltops, Toledo is connected with an arched stone bridge and surrounded by the Tagus River giving it a moat-like appearance. I thought I was about to step inside a fairytale, one that used to hold executions in the main plaza (de Zocodover)…
Our group representing FAU
Toledo is famous for making swords and armor.
Like a boss.
The weather was a bit rainy and chillier than expected.
We were all constantly gazing up at the incredibly embellished ceilings.
We had an hour and a half of free time for lunch, so we decided to let our taste buds guide us to a panaderia — bakery —after we ate our sandwiches. We sat outside a cute little bakery and enjoyed ice cream, and a dessert specially made from Toldeo: Toledanas, Mazapan de Toldeo, and Mazapan de Chocolate. Yum.
Frolicking in the garden
Found this cute little guy in a tree
A mini replica of the city, Toledo
Two of my housemates are leaving tomorrow, so dinner tonight was particularly special. We enjoyed lasagna, salad, fried calamari, and fresh bread. I’ve come to learn that eating bread with every meal in Madrid is as common as drinking water.
For dessert, pudding-like flan, or flan-like pudding, I couldn’t decide which suited it better.