Hola Amigos! I would write more in Spanish but let’s be honest, it would take too much brain power after all those midterms, and you probably wouldn’t understand it anyway. I have decided that it is smarter to post shorter recaps more frequently versus longer ones every now and then. I never find the time to put together all my big posts and I want you guys to hear about stuff as it happens!
One weekend we made a day trip to Toledo, an amazingly beautiful, small city just one hour South of Madrid. Our friend from LMU who is currently studying in Jerusalem joined us on the trip as well. We already have a great group but it was nice having him along for the ride!
When we arrived, we immediately saw older looking buildings with magnificent architecture (something that is present but rarer in the city of Madrid).
Toledo is small in comparison to Madrid, but it had a lot of ground to cover. We weaved in and out of small alleys, up and down various streets, up hills, and saw some of the prettiest views I’ve seen in a long time. This was my favorite….
Maybe I should take up photography. (Just kidding…) Although it is super nice having my new camera with me at all times. I’ve captured more than I ever would have with my iPhone and I will be really thankful to have these hundreds of photos later on.
We always find the best Kodak moments as well. Here is Adam (our friend studying in Jerusalem) and Sean posing creatively…
When we first arrived, we went into this hole in the wall cafe and it turned out to have the best paella we have eaten thus far. It was relatively cheap for seafood paella and well needed after a long bus ride early in the morning.
One of the coolest buildings we saw was an old cathedral in the center of Toledo. We couldn’t go in but we took photos outside of it instead.
After walking around for hours, we decided to get some lunch and 2 bottles of wine and find the perfect spot to eat it. Low and behold we walked around a corner to find the perfect cement ledge overlooking a river and never-ending hills. It could not have been a more perfect spot.
^ Our view from lunch. Incredible, right? This also ended up being the perfect spot to take “sigma chi flag pictures”. Sigma Chi is the fraternity that the boys on our trip are in and they take the flag everywhere, hoping to find the best views so they can take a picture with it there. Us girls decided to give it a try first 😉
Then the boys gave it a go.
Which one’s better? If you say theirs, its okay because I at least took the photo.
Not a bad view, eh?
Or this one? The good news about Toledo is that there were SO many beautiful views. The bad news being that finding all these spots required making treks up HUGE hills in the boiling heat. So let’s just say I was a sweaty mess when it was all said and done. Definitely worth it.
Here’s a group photo! If you have any questions about Toledo, let me know. Definitely recommend it for a day trip to anyone going to Spain 🙂