Gregorio del Laboratorio goes to Spain: day 1

August 20, 1999

Now in Madrid after a layover in London. Tried to sleep en route; couldn’t. Decent in-flight entertainment, though: Murder in a Small Town, plus the “Lord of the Flies” episode of The Simpsons.

Walked around the royal palace this evening; also visited the adjacent royal cathedral and royal gardens trimmed in the severe geometric European style. We heard a cat meowing from within one of the hedges but couldn’t coax it out. Also watched my first Spanish TV program, an incomprehensible game show in which talentless middle-aged couples dance in front of an amused studio audience.

Bull bust at Seville's bullring museum.
Bull bust at Seville’s bullring museum.

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