Monday, May 30, 2011

Day 8: The Route of Don Quijote -- Castilla y La Mancha, Spain

On Thursday, May 26, the choir traveled from Seville to Toledo, Spain, traversing across the region of Castilla y La Mancha, home to Cervantes' novel Don Quijote de La Mancha. Enroute, Stefania arranged for a stop to the famous windmills along the Ruta de Don Quijote. We stopped for pictures and to stretch our legs, then continued on to Toledo.

Toledo, as seen from our panoramic ride

After checking into Hotel Mayoral at the base of the hilltop city, we met our local guide, Javier (pictured at right), who led us on a panoramic bus tour around the city and then guided us by foot inside. We started in the old Jewish Quarter and got to take a sneak peak inside the Sinagoga del Tránsito, site of our final performance the following evening.

Following recommendations for local and authentic cuisine from Javier, the group split off to find dinner on their own.

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