Toledo, Spain (Part 3)

June 15, 2006 at 6:31 pm 1 comment

Today we crossed the river to see a Medieval festival happening in one of the parks. We walked into the park and stepped back to the days of knights and soldiers. There were pavillions set up that were right out of a medieval market. Knights were eating meat over a barbecue and drinking from these great goblets. Some were explaining how their weapons were handled and what they were designed for.

Given the setting, it was quite fun. There were groups of merchants selling their wares and every one of them was dressed from days long gone (thankfully).

We returned to the main square and headed back to La Tabernita where we sampled some more foods from the area. Desiree made me a tinto de verano which I loved. She showed me how to make it and now I drink it at home, muy bien.

We started back towards our hotel and had to pass through the same square that the fashion show was held. Wonders never cease. This time there was a group of singers with a band. They were performing Disney songs and again, the performance started at 10:00 (must be magic hour) so we made sure to be there. Actually, we were back around midnight because we had such a good time at La Tabernica. Yes, we went back there for dinner and yes we had a lot of fun meeting the locals. One fellow, who was a newspaper photographer, was helping me with my spanish. He kept correcting my pronunciation and giving me hints about the proper wording. Another was a professor of french studies in Toledo. There was a couple, he was from Chile (actually, an american is disguise) and she was from Germany. They lived in Frankfurt and I had to keep the conversation away from english. I felt that this was a local place and a refuge from the throngs of tourists that visit Toledo. It was more polite to keep the conversation in Spanish (even though it was killing me). Anyhow, when we get back to the square, the show is going full tilt. Keep in mind that this is outside in a very old setting.

That was it. Only 2 days in Toledo but we had experienced so much it felt like a week. We headed off to the train station the next morning to catch our train back to Madrid.

We caught the metro to Avenida des America where we could catch the bus to the airport. It was VERY hot and in the metro station they had fans going full tilt. What was different was the mist of water that these fans blew out. I couldn’t take a picture because it was too dark but it certainly was an eerie scene. We got to the airport early, tried to change to an earlier flight but it was way too expensive. We explored the new terminal 4 …….

We got home around 9:00 and went for a walk ……………………..

Entry filed under: Blog, General Medieval, knights, La Tabernita, Spain, steel, Toledo, Train.

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  • 1. Nikolyay  |  February 20, 2007 at 5:44 pm

    Hi

    Senks, its very interesting !!!
    Bye

    Reply

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