Travel Blogs from Madrid, Spain and Canary Islands

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Big, Green, and Beautiful, Madrid, Spain travel blog

Big, Green, and Beautiful

A travel blog entry by abalzer

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... at the gift shop wanting to buy a t-shirt plan on spending 100 Euro up. Children start school at the age of four in Spain and continue on until the age of 18.  The Spanish school system does not distinguish between elementary, middle, and high school ...

Layover en route to Guayaquil, Barajas de Madrid, Spain travel blog

Layover en route to Guayaquil

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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... to Terminal 4S. I was asked for my boarding pass so I had to try and explain why I only had one for Heathrow-Madrid and not for Madrid-Guayaquil, but they spoke hardly any English and I didn't know any Spanish; in the end I think the passport control guy ...

Nine Months Down, On the Homestretch,  Again, Madrid, Spain travel blog

Nine Months Down, On the Homestretch, Again

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... sorry those guys have such a tough time ahead of them with no boat. I have spent the last 10 days in Madrid.  Even though it is summer and the city is packed with tourists, the place still has an incredibly relaxed ‘vibe’.  I could ...

First sight of Europe in six and a half months, Madrid, Spain and Canary Islands travel blog

First sight of Europe in six and a half months

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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... walk down the road without having to watch out for unexpected holes in the pavement   - European faces instead of indigenous and mestizo  - people pronouncing the 'c' in 'gracias' like 'th' instead of 's'  - the change in architecture ...

A New Record - hours in the air, Madrid, Spain travel blog

A New Record - hours in the air

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... was on my back…..Figured I could still stand up so I decided to take the subway to try and find my hostel…….cheap cheap. Arrived in Madrid – 30 degrees, hot hot after being cool, cool for the last little while.  Had ...

Madrid., Madrid, Spain travel blog

Madrid.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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A collection of untold stories from the road., Madrid, Spain travel blog

A collection of untold stories from the road.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... lot throughout the night. On our way home early in the morning, we met about ten local musicians in a Vallenato band. And since I really like Vallenato, I decided to rent the whole band for a two hour morning jam session outside the Charleston Cartagena ...

Photos from a stamp collector (Part 4)., Madrid, Spain travel blog

Photos from a stamp collector (Part 4).

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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The last one, I promise. ...

I need to learn Spanish..., Madrid, Spain travel blog

I need to learn Spanish...

A travel blog entry by marktjhung

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... a bin, a stick and a honky nut somewhere. To offset this tranquility, Madrid has silly, silly nightlife. Pablo and Bea, the brilliant Madrid locals that I met in Morocco, certainly assisted in my drinking myself to near death, for which I am ...

A friendly Brazilian saves the weekend., Madrid, Spain travel blog

A friendly Brazilian saves the weekend.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... Carrefour, the big supermarket chain, but found it closed. Great, it's Sunday, that means pretty much closed shops here in Madrid. I continued walking around Colonia Jardin looking for a corner shop, but I found none. I could of course just have taken ...

Madrid celebrations., Madrid, Spain and Canary Islands travel blog

Madrid celebrations.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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Madrid., Madrid, Spain and Canary Islands travel blog

Madrid.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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Pål visiting ...

My Bullshit Bingo thoughts in the Spanish capital., Madrid, Spain travel blog

My Bullshit Bingo thoughts in the Spanish capital.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... has changed!" I hope it's all part of the "Homecoming Blues" and not just selfish me (some friends just called me from the Canary Islands, where they are on a weeks holiday. "We are on the beach now, drinking kick-ass cocktails while watching the sunset". ...

Checking out the neighborhood., El Escorial, Spain and Canary Islands travel blog

Checking out the neighborhood.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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Checking out the ...

We're here but tired!, Madrid, Spain travel blog

We're here but tired!

A travel blog entry by abalzer

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No story tonight just wanted everyone to know we made it safely to Madrid.  More will ...

Visitors from over there., Madrid, Spain travel blog

Visitors from over there.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... visit me all the way from Seattle for a short weekend here in Madrid. Well, they were actually on their European summer tour around Norway, Spain and France. No matter what, it was very nice to see them again after such a long time. I had not seen HK ...

Madrid owes us two passports, Madrid, Spain travel blog

Madrid owes us two passports

A travel blog entry by travellingtans

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... ’re left with a hard drive full of pictures instead of an inheritance. Life’s tough kids. We touched down in Madrid airport and got onto a train to the centre of town. A couple of train changes later we arrived at our hotel. We were excited ...

Andalucian visitors., Madrid, Spain and Canary Islands travel blog

Andalucian visitors.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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Caroline and Gunnar ...

Despedida de soltero., Madrid, Spain travel blog

Despedida de soltero.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... opening game between Germany and Costa Rica, but that's about it. Nine friends from my hometown Elverum in Norway arrived in Madrid that very evening. All here to celebrate our good friend Mick's "despedida de soltero", also known as the bachelor party. ...

Art, anthropology, El Rastro flea market & more, Madrid, Spain and Canary Islands travel blog

Art, anthropology, El Rastro flea market & more

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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... in a cave in Tenerife in the eighteenth century and the skeleton of a 'giant' who was born in Spain in 1849.    - General street scenes and beautiful buildings that I've passed - Plaza Mayor, the Royal Palace, Plaza de la Puerta del Sol, ...

El Rastro, El Retiro and the Zoo., Madrid, Spain travel blog

El Rastro, El Retiro and the Zoo.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... trips or excursions the last couple of months, but at least I finally managed to visit the somewhat famous El Rastro Sunday morning flea market..., and the Zoo in the huge Casa de Campo park, close to where I used to live before I moved into the city. I ...

A wimp in the city that never sleeps., Madrid, Spain travel blog

A wimp in the city that never sleeps.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... got to taste the mid-week nightlife in Madrid. I had heard all about it before I came here, how the Madrileños (people from Madrid) don't need to sleep. So it's not just the tourists and students who can skip class next day who go out mid-week, no, ...

FOOD, FOOTBALL, AND LAUGHTER, Madrid, Spain travel blog

FOOD, FOOTBALL, AND LAUGHTER

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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There were a couple of highlights from the low trip to Spain ... Gerardo, a sensitive and well-meaning guy, is learned in the fine art of cooking.  You always eat well at Gerardo's.  But, he told me one day in his kitchen: "Tu puedes dejar de ...

On the outskirts., Chinchon, Spain and Canary Islands travel blog

On the outskirts.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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Checking out some of the pueblos around ...

One year in the Spanish capital., Madrid, Spain travel blog

One year in the Spanish capital.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... thought something like 12 to 18 months. After that the plan was somewhat to hit the road again. But now I don't know. I thoroughly enjoy Madrid and it's climate, work is pretty OK at the moment, I have got a few good friends, and most importantly, I ...

Madrid aka The Hottest Place on Earth, Madrid, Spain travel blog

Madrid aka The Hottest Place on Earth

A travel blog entry by philthy

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... sister) again in Madrid. I think the temperature was somewhere around, oh, the temperature of molten lava. It doesn´t help that Madrid is all concrete and cement pavers and the there are almost no trees in the city. Our hotel was not too far from the ...

Barajas Airport, Madrid, Barajas de Madrid, Spain travel blog

Barajas Airport, Madrid

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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... Heathrow I spent 40 minutes waiting at the baggage carousel before making an enquiry about my bag. Yes, it hadn't arrived - it was still in Madrid but would be arriving later that night - but no, I wouldn't have to wait for it or come back to collect it, ...

Alcala De Henares., Alcala De Henares, Spain travel blog

Alcala De Henares.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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And then he was 37..., Madrid, Spain travel blog

And then he was 37...

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... back one day soon, both the inspiration and the intrepid adventure. Johana threw a birthday party for me in her apartment, and since all my "friends" here in Madrid had other plans for the day, I had to borrow some of hers :-) Well, actually one of my ...

Segway fame and 100.000 blog visitors., Madrid, Spain travel blog

Segway fame and 100.000 blog visitors.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... night me and a couple of friends were filmed and interviewed by Telemadrid while we were speeding around the touristy parts of Madrid on Segways Madsegs. This program was broadcasted on Saturday night (we are talking prime time here :-), and it included ...

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