They sent me to Binghamton

I've always wanted to be on the east coast, and the universe responded…by sending me to Binghamton, NY. Oh you've never heard of it? Neither had I, but I do so love adventures and that's how I choose to view this. Let the adventures begin!

The Magical City of Toledo

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I’m a huge fan of Rick Steves’ travel books ever since my mom recommended it for my first international solo trip to Paris. It allows me to plan as little as possible and do next to no research. So with one extra day in Madrid (because I got dates mixed up and thought we were leaving a day earlier) and being a bit Madrid-ed out, I took out my handy-dandy Spain travel book by Rick Steves and decided to go to Toledo, a city that was only 30 minutes south of Madrid by speed train. From then on I could’ve sworn I was on the set of Lord of the Rings, it was just so surreal in its majestic beauty.

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We used Google maps to navigate and we had to remember that the “street” we were being directed to wasn’t always the type of street we were used to. As in they seemed more like alleys or walkways to our city-eyes.

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Of course they did have bigger streets as well, but not too many.

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I also did a slightly creeper move by peeking through someone’s gate to take a picture of their house. I couldn’t help it, the architecture and layout of such a small but beautiful space really fascinated me.

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And then we reached the Toledo Cathedral, the one place I thought we really needed to go based on the travel book. And, just, wow. The exterior of the cathedral, though still beautiful, did not do justice to the interior. That and it seemed to somehow mask how large the cathedral actually was.

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Towards the end of the day it started raining so we headed back to the train station. On the way there we were greeted by the smell of roses.
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Too bad there was a locked gate (that we couldn’t climb over either lol) so we couldn’t go in the garden, but it was enough that we got to stop and smell the roses. 🙂

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Author: lorz46

When I first started this blog, life had just thrown me a curveball by sending me to the middle of nowhere in upstate New York right smack in the middle of winter from my hometown in sunny, southern California. I had no idea what to expect, how long I would stay, or even where my life was heading. All I knew was that there were a great many adventures to be had after they sent me to Binghamton.

One thought on “The Magical City of Toledo

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