OK, Madrid sucks balls. I did not like that city much. It was big, dirty, and not particularly charming. I had a hard time eating because all they seem to like is ham. Fresh ham, spiced ham, ham sausage, ham sandwiches, ham and cheese, ham and ham sauce… Yuck. We went to the Prado museum, which was cool. They had a temporary Durer exhibit and that was really cool. They have Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights and I enjoyed that.
We took a day trip to Toledo. Interesting, and beautiful from a distance, but the old city is a big tourist trap.
We’re in Barcelona now. I like it much more than Madrid. The plan is to stay here until sunday and then head up to coast and make our way back towards the French Riviera. There’s a museum up the coast a bit that Dali originally designed and built to be his personal gallery. We’ll see that for sure, visit some seaside spanish towns, then head towards Nice – and better cuisine.