Category Archives: Toledo

It’s Tolaydo, Not Toleeedo, That’s In Ohio


After Lisbon, we headed for Toledo. We flew Lisbon to Madrid, caught a cab at the airport to head to the train station and then a high-speed train to Toledo.  A trains, planes and automobile kind of day.

The highlights, the longest (and easiest) walk up a mountain, the greatest Sangria ever and an introduction to Spanish cathedrals.

They do train stations right here.

Toledo Train Station
Toledo Train Station

It seems they know how to do hotels as well. Hostal Del Cardenal

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We had lunch at a little place called La Boveda and experienced the best sangria ever.  The recipe includes, Gin, Cognac, Martini & Rossi, sugar, red wine, lemon juice, portion to taste,  wow.  Lunch was good to, but it tasted better after each pull on the sangria.

Lunch in Toledo
Lunch in Toledo

To reach the town from the hotel, we had to scale a mighty mountain.  It was tough as we had to walk from the top of one escalator to the bottom of the next one.  Exhausting.

Toledo Escalator

And of course, the cathedral.

The Cathedral
The Cathedral

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here.

Our Memoriam to Dale Rempel


On our arrival in Lisbon. Portugal, we were saddened to be informed that my cousin Lynn’s husband Dale had succumbed to cancer.

Keeping in mind that we are not Catholic, and neither are Dale and Lynn, we decided on an appropriate tribute (we think) in that we were in Spain and Portugal, both of which have a multitude of beautiful cathedrals.  We decided we would light a candle in remembrance in each cathedral we visited.  Our first candle was lit in Lisbon and we now moved into Spain.

Our travels took us to Toledo.

Toledo, Spain
Toledo, Spain
Toledo's cathedral - the interior
Toledo’s cathedral – the interior

From Toledo, we moved on to Seville

Seville Cathedral interior
Seville Cathedral interior

Our next stop was a day trip to Cordoba and the world-famous Mezquita de Cordoba.

Mezquita de Cordoba
Mezquita de Cordoba
Interior of Mezquita
Interior of Mezquita

 

 

 

Good Morning From Toledo


Flew into Madrid from Lisbon and took a train to Toledo. I think the world’s longest escalator is here. Relaxing day then on to Seville.

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