After some serious sleeping, Meylin and I woke up feeling much better. Meylin was still a bit ill from the cold she picked up while in Italy, but she wanted to get a few things done today before her brother, Abimael, and sister-in-law, Tere, were due to arrive the next morning.
The first order of business was to find the train station. This was easier said than done because nothing looked like a train or a station. We did, however, stop and take a few pictures along the way.
As I continued to take random photos of things I thought were photo worthy, we eventually ended up at the train station – there it is in the background of the photo above ↑
Once there, we needed to find the information center in order to purchase our train tickets to Seville later in the week. I continued with my photo fun.
After we figured out the train situation, we walked back towards our hostal. Somehow we ended up back at the Plaza Mayor where we found a tourist information center. We decided to check it out and looked into the city bus tours – my mom swears by these when going to an unfamiliar city.
As you can see, it was such a good deal that we simply had to buy the 2 day pass. We thought Tere and Abimael would enjoy the tours also when they came in the next day.
We left from there to hop on and ride the bus the whole way listening to the audio tour (Me in inglés and Meylin in español).
It was difficult taking pictures because we were moving so quickly, but here are some of my favorites from the 1 1/2 hour ride:
Up until the 19th century both the fountain of Neptune and Cibeles looked directly at each other, until the city council decided to turn them round to face towards the centre of the city.
More to come!