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... internet that offers Turkish baths that I thought we would try if we could fit it in. Since we did not have our bathing suits with us, we decided that we would try come back the next day.
We then headed to Las Tablas, a spacious bar with flamenco dancing, jazz concerts, and a nice place to dance your night away until midnight according to the web-site. However, when we arrived, we found out that shows are at 8 and 10 p.m. We arrived too late for ...
... these amazing sights.
- many streets are broad and bustling. Some are narrow and bustling.
- Madrid loves sweeping tree-lined boulevards.
- And fountains!!!!
- the locals love motorbikes. They weave in and out of the bustling traffic with riders of all ages, sexes and attire ( although I can't yet recall any fully-leathered bikie to date)
- this is a city of and for pedestrians. The central area is a higgeldy-piggledy array of narrow streets and ...
... 12 in the afternoon, this is good. If I'm lost at any time, this is when it should be.
I started walking to the buses, passing by all the cabbies who were ready to take a poor lost soul to her hostel.
"Death before cabs." I whispered to myself as I trudged on. After my awful 70 euro cab experience in Geneva, I refuse to take cabs alone unless it's an absolute emergency.
I found a bunch of buses, asked around, and no one had any ...
... with lots of outdoor cafés. Very lovely. Extreme range of temperatures - very cold in winter with snow, very hot in summer - up to 50 degrees. A siesta this afternoon and then a long walk back into the Old city centre square for tea - seafood paella for me - yum- and Peter had his favourite food Pork Ribs! Walked back via some of the lovely old buildings and fountains. Very pretty by ...
... than the Prado, but that's probably because I'm not a huge fan of all the religious art which is the Prado's speciality.
Before leaving the flat I had made sandwiches, and we had arranged to meet in the Parque de Retiro at around 3pm for a picnic lunch. The gardens were busy, as Friday was obviously a public holiday, but there is so much space, and they are so well laid out, that it was relatively easy to find a park bench in the shade. ...