Exploring Toledo... I am never drinking Sangria again

Toledo Travel Blog

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Alcazar

Get up early still reeling after the Madrid Pool Party of last night... awesome time!

Those that were left at the Pop Hostel got up early and headed to Atocha Train Station and to Toledo... We get there get our number for the queue, how long can the wait for tickets be??? It was 45 MINUTES!!!

After a short train ride we got to Toledo, the former Spanish capital, virtually identical to the way it was 500 years ago: large walls surrounding the entire city, narrow steep streets, Alcazar, Cathedral.  It was really hot that day but that didn't stop Bondy, Hannah and Ruby from playinng on the swing in the park haha

We saw most of the sights and were famished from the heat so we decided to find a restaurant for some food.

After trekking a while we stumbled onto a place that met our price range and SEEMED decent... In hindsight we got what we paid for lol. After doing ALOT of walking in Toledo, we were all exhausted so we stayed in the hostel that night, some went to take a nap, others chilled out in the lounge/computer area.  Those that hung around the computer area chatted up a Zimbo couple that sold their house and quit their jobs to travel around the world... THAT TAKES BALLS!!!

It was at this time when Bondy's relationship with the Sangria Carton got deeper... He was on Carton #2, maybe even #3 as the two of them have been attached at the hip for most of the day :)  After a few hours of courtship, Bondy was deep under the spell of Sangria and while most of the hostel was sleeping or trying to sleep Bondy did his best to keep people awake haha.

.. If some people in Room #4 disliked him already the fact the he kept on opening their room door did help. After doing that for a bit and pissing off our friends in Room #7 me and Ruby decided to take Bondy outside for some fresh air... ONE PROBLEM, he wasn't wearing any SHOES!!!

We get outside and Bondy finds a nice home for himself in the form of a BOX :) With his Sangria in hand, sloutching over to his right, and wearing Ruby's hat, he looked very much like a HOBO! It was very difficult, nearly impossible not to laugh when at 1am on a Saturday night in Madrid, with pedestrians passing by, there is Bondy with his love for the night, the Sangria, sitting in a Box on Calle de Espiritu Santo... At one point we started the "Bondy Recovery Fund" panhandling for spare change... Bondy even became a sort of attraction for the locals, some woke him up, others took photos with him :) Long story short, after this night I am never drinking Sangria again LOL

We helped our friend Bondy that night and it was off to bed...

 

Bondy2007 says:
Glad to entertain friend....haha
Posted on: Jul 21, 2008
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Alcazar
Alcazar
Worlds smallest palm tree
Worlds smallest palm tree
Beautiful city
Beautiful city
Hannah studying where to go next
Hannah studying where to go next
Ruby playing with her food
Ruby playing with her food
Bondy has all that he needs
Bondy has all that he needs
Hannah being 5 yrs old again
Hannah being 5 yrs old again
Ruby joining in
Ruby joining in
so does bondy
so does bondy
taking a little break
taking a little break
Bondy the sangria let you down man
Bondy the sangria let you down man
Toledo
photo by: ellechic