I was able to find a good Mexican restaurant for dinner though.. If you are ever in London and craving Mexican, check out Cantina Laredo!
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
When I made my first visit to London a few years ago I did not bother to use the underground, I just walked all over the place. This past St. Patrick's day weekend I made my second visit to the city I decided to use the tube, it was my first experience in this subway system. I was planning to walk from Kings Cross to Leicester Square, but the distance between these two locations was longer than I anticipated, luckily, I randomly walked up on Russell Square Station.
Sunday, March 23, 2014
I have a good view of the Grottaglie airfield, TAR, from the roof of my apartment. This past Saturday my BBQ was interrupted by the departure of an Antonov AN-124, one of the largest commercial cargo planes in service today.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
South of Madrid is the city of Toledo which at one time was the capitol city of Spain and is today a UNESCO site and the current capitol of the Province of Toledo.
Getting here from Madrid is easy, and once you get off the train you can hop on a bus or a tourist style bus, for the first time I tired the hop on hop off tourist style bus.
Monday, March 10, 2014
Another amazing train station in Spain is Toledo. Not to be confused with Ohio, this is the old capitol of Spain
This train also servers Toledo station, runs around the inside and outside of the city. Believe it or not, it's made from a Toyota something. I have seen lots of modified cars but not one that moved the dash board of the car to the trunk.
Madrid's main train station is located in the south-southeast corner of the city and it's a really cool station that is well connected with all of Spain and probably France. I made a trip to Madrid this past weekend, but before I post about that, check out this train station. Atocha station has one thing all main train stations around the world needs, a pool full of turtles.
The train on the left is kind of goofy looking.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
I accidentally found the carnaval (carnival) parade in Grottaglie, I was walking from my apartment to the local supermercado when I noticed a festival a few blocks down the street. By the time I finished shopping for groceries, what I thought was a stationary festival was actually a parade passing out front of Dok (the mercado).
Carnival has been all over Italy for the past few weeks. Sadly, it all ends tonight with Fat Tuesday!