AC Hotel Cuzco by Marriott
Travel Blogs from Madrid
... tomorrow. Called at the patisserie on the way home for desert. We have enjoyed the fresh fruit and delicious pastries.
A bit of history.
The word Madrid in Arabic is Magerit, meaning "place of many streams". It has been the capital of Spain since the 17th century. It is 300 km from the sea and is 650 metres above sea level, It is the highest capital city in Europe and enjoys more cloudless days than almost any other city in Europe. It ...
... into full photographer mode and was going at it from all angles. It turned out well though:
Our final stops of the night included an ice cream covered brownie in the Plaza Mayor, and a trip to El Corte Ingles, a department store much like Macy's in the States. After eating our final meal at a nice tapas bar in the city center, we hit the hay. We had an early train to catch for Barcelona to catch our flight home. Word to the wise: book your ...
... a 10 minute walk to an area called Sol which is the centre of Madrid. It's a big area that has 8 streets going off it that are all incredibly big! It's madness. The streets are packed but it's awesome. We headed out for a walk around the city centre, there are massive clothing stores and millions of souvenir stores. Pretty much everything you need you could find relatively close to Sol. It's just a hub of activity! We spent the late afternoon wandering around and getting ...
... bull ring, she tried to explain why bullfighting is frowned upon in Spain. She was very obvious with her feelings concerning the sport. How do you think many Spaniards feel about it? If the guide had a more nationalistic view, how do you think they would feel about it?
3. I asked the young lady (who really seemed to like Charles I) her views on the atrocities committed by Spain during the Dutch Rebellion. What do you ...
... that we set out on our first night to embrace the nocturnal lifestyle. To be honest, the siesta might have been a bad idea as I'm a damn sight sleepier than I was before, our hike around the city followed by a bout of dedicated sun-worship having sapped the energy reserves so much that a couple of hours kip hardly touches the sides. Better by far to have just downed some cocktails and hit the town!
Not to be defeated before we've even ...
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