Hotel Mediodía

My Spanish isn’t great, but I think the translation to American English would be ‘No-Tell-Motel’

Picture taken from the wonderful Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

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More Spanish Street Art

We’re back in Madrid this week and enjoying just walking around – there is no lack of interesting barrios to visit

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And this one in Alcala da Henares (birthplace of Cervantes) with a nod to Don Quixote

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And I love this symbol of the University of Alcala showing the storks that you see everywhere on tall buildings throughout the city

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Salamanca Street Art

As part of our Spanish class this week we had an ‘art treasure hunt’ in the ‘Del Oeste’ neighborhood of Salamanca with a number of classmates. The Barrio Del Oeste is well-known for an abundance of art and I had a great time walking around.

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This is a detail from a poster on a wall, not an actual art piece, but I liked the way it looked

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The following shots are from other locations in Salamanca. It truly is an amazing city to visit. History everywhere you look and the city is always changing – never static.

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Another Day, Another Ham

I knew ham was important in Spain but I had no idea how important until we had spent a few weeks here. It’s part of every celebration and seemingly every dish, and it is wonderful. Here it is being served at the fiesta at our school – ‘Jornada de Puertas Abiertas’ or Open House