On Spanish time

Driving from Granada to Madrid, you go straight through the Sierra Nevada mountains and, in some cases, you go straight through them.

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It’s pretty stunning scenery.  And Madrid itself is pretty stunning. Less is said about it than Barcelona but it definitely has the charm of the big European capital.  Palacios.

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Sunsets making the opera house go all oozy buttery.

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But there are very Spanish things about it, too.  Ham stores with an entire wall of whole pigs legs, for instance.

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Markets full of sherry and vermouth on tap.

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Old bars where black cats sit in your lap.  That’s Spanish, right?

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Anatomically correct animal statuary.  Extremely Spanish.

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More tomorrow.  It’s 3AM.  When in Spain, be on Spanish time.

 

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