Viewing Madrid in a new light

 Irrelevant thought: Spain could learn a bit from Cuba in terms of queuing protocol (see previous blog). Standing for long periods of time in the blazing heat of a Spanish summer day to get into a palace, however splendid, can't have been any fun for these tourists. Surely there has to be a better way?

Irrelevant thought: Spain could learn a bit from Cuba in terms of queuing protocol (see previous blog). Standing for long periods of time in the blazing heat of a Spanish summer day to get into a palace, however splendid, can't have been any fun for these tourists. Surely there has to be a better way?

It’s interesting to come to Madrid direct from Cuba, and before that Peru. You can’t but see the country in the light of its colonial heritage in South America and the Caribbean. All those grand palaces, lavish churches and golden domes in Madrid built with gold plundered from the Incas and the labour of slaves on Cuban sugar cane plantations. Spain as Bad Guy. Madrid as visible representation.  

Still beautiful tho.

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