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Travel Blogs from Madrid
... passports), and got our room. We had free time until supper at 6:00. We know from past experience to just keep going until early evening and then go to bed. You get over the jet lag better that way. We had planned to go see the Palacio Real, the Royal Palace but Raymond thought it would be closed because the King and Queen are in town. So we chose Plan B, the Rick Steeves walking tour.
But before we could walk we needed ...
... restaurant... we walked in to find tree lined walls of silver birch trunks.. Just a lovely place,magnificent service ... so inexpensive yet the food was amazing 4 courses for 19€. ! 3rd July Today did another bus tour today .....hot day and were looking for shade! Madrid is a lovely city...clean lots of big parks ...wonderful shopping ! Lots of fun! We also got tickets to the Flamenco Dancing...amazing ! So much energy it's was great to ...
... from student feedbacks each semester. “He goes off on tangents.” But thankfully only from a few students……. Phew….
One thing pretty cool about the United States of Uh-MERH-i-cuh is that we play a huge variety of sports. Here it’s just one.
And you know which one it is.
Even the dogs play soccer. I have a video of a dog playing on El Plaza de Espana today and ...
... in his parents noted that they were impressed with how good our (me and my American friend Cody) Spanish is.
Now on to the fun stuff. On the weekends there has a number of events organized by a program that works through the school for open bars / discounted entrance to clubs which are really good to meet other students (as there is no talking in class haha). Also most importantly this past weekend I went to Oktoberfest which was by far the most fun I have had ...
Today we went to the Reina Sophia
Museum to see Guernica and the other 20th century artists.
Then we toured the Royal Palace and
the Cathedral, both breath-taking, though photos not allowed in main
chambers of the palace.
It is a very vibrant city, monumental
and triumphal in presentation, but with exquisite iron-work as its