Spain (Days 93-96)
Day 93 (11/1/2010):
Wagner and I tried to see Madrid, unfortunately, the Marrakesh Express missed my stop, so I could not get off, therefore we spent the day R&Ring at Juanma’s apartment.
Day 94 (11/2/2010):
After feeling a little better, Juanma took us to Toledo, the “City of Three Cultures,” where supposedly Spain’s three religions existed together in a civil matter. Situated in a fort on top of a hill, Toledo was definitely a nice change in atmosphere for Wagner and I. We strolled around the small alleyways, looking at medieval weapon shops (although I didn’t understand why there were Japanese weapons) and sat around the cafes and drank coffee.
Day 95 (11/3/2010):
R&R in Madrid.
Day 96 (11/4/2010):
Today was the day before our cultural exchange program with Pueblo Ingles. In order to get to know some of the other Anglos that we will be working with, the program took us out to Casa Pata to have lunch. Casa Pata is more recognized for their Flamenco School, therefore after lunch, some of the students came out and gave us a short but intense Flamenco exhibition.
Juanma, Wagner, and I went out to a couple of bars in Madrid afterwards. Same situation, different location.
This is my last official post for the Afro-Euro Trip 2010. Although the trip does not end for another 2 weeks, today was the last day for Wagner and I before we had others join us. The trip has been amazing and Wagner has been an amazing travel partner. I have learned a lot about the world and myself. I made many new friends and more importantly, Wagner will always be a part of my family.
Thank you all for following us on our trip. It has been very helpful for us during the hard times (like starving) of our trip.
On the road, you put your guard up to avoid bad situations, yet at the same time you want to be open and meet the locals. Interacting with locals is a constant struggle to find the right balance. – From NomadicMatt.com