11.05.2007 - 11.05.2007 27 °C
Waking up on time I was able to get out at a decent time, reach the metro station and head towards the Estación Sur from where I could catch the bus to Toledo.
The only problem was the unexpected closure of the Metro station where I had to get off, Mendez Álvaro. Being able to stop a station before was the best I could do and walk off the distance seemed like the best option at the time.
If only had I walked the right way. I completely went off the opposite direction from the Estación Sur. Disgrace.
Although, I met a Madrid I would not have know otherwise. A Madrid on its feet and very poor. I was in the south of Madrid, the industrial zone ("nothing to see there" said my aunt's friend the night before "you should take the train").
Turned out there was a lot to see.
Since I was scared as hell I didn't dare to take out my camera, an amateur's mystake. I should have captured what my memory will not delete. Only those image can serve as description to themselves.
Anyway after a good hour by foot I reached the station and after five minutes I was on the bus, and fifty minutes later in Toledo.
Toledo is beautiful. But to be honest I was not impressed. It brought back to me memories of other Italian cities, especially of Assisi (although in my opinion Assisi is more beautiful).
Though, at every angle there seemed to be a good picture and I took many, but for some disgrace I deleted almost half a few hours ago [involuntary].
I want to be back, but certainly far more knowledgeable about the city and el Greco and his masterpiece.
The cathedral was beautiful, and large crowds of turists were all over.
I came back on early evening, after hours of sweat.
On the bus I could feel my smell by the weight on people's looks.
The way back home was perfect and it was nice to rest for a while.