Our group spent so long traveling to get to Spain, but we our finally here! On Sunday I drove from the Twin Cities down to Luther, and then at eight in the morning on Monday we got on a bus so that we could go to O’Hare. The bus ride took five hours, but it seemed to fly by as we laughed and caught up with each other.
We then took an eight hour flight to Madrid. It was by far the nicest flight I’ve ever been on. They gave us a complementary dinner and breakfast. It was delicious! We all tried to sleep on the flight because we had a full day ahead of us once we landed in Spain on Tuesday. Once there, we quickly got through customs and got on a bus to Toledo (We’ll be coming back to Madrid at the end of the trip).
Even though we were exhausted, we spent the entire day exploring Toledo. The “old” part of the city isn’t very big, but it has so much history in it that we couldn’t possibly see everything in one day by ourselves. We spent the better part of the day exploring the city, and then at night with the help of Beatriz, our tour guide, we were able to learn about some of the lesser known parts of the city.
After our tour Beatriz recommended a little sandwich shop on the way back to the hotel, so we stopped there for a quick sandwich. In Spain it’s called “un bocadillo con jamón”. I think it was the best food that we’ve had so far! It was freshly made bread with Serrano ham. Now we’re back at our hotel and ready to get some rest. Tomorrow we will continue exploring the beautiful city of Toledo!