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... AND....the Bernabeu Stadium....home of Real Madrid soccer team. Today I found a fantastic indoor market...it had seafood...fruit....meats...in a really great atmosphere.....I was worried that we would visit Spain without trying paella or tapas....Well Nikki and I ate tapas....fish and seafood paella......olives ( not as nice as mine).....plates of mussels....fried octopus....and drank sangria.....it was fantastic. Tomorrow we fly out to Morocco. Til next time ...
... and very sweet but oh well... I ended up buying the necklace and scarf, my big purchases for Madrid. With some help from Pablo we found a little cathedral with a convent nearby for Stacey to buy some sweets that nuns make, but it turns out they were a little out of her price range. It was a great find and nice to look though. From there is was back to the Plaza Major for dinner in the plaza, under the misters. We also happened upon a line of ...
Things I Learned...
When saying thank you, it is important to speak loudly. Otherwise, people will think you are a dumb American and rudely say you're welcome. Apparently I'm not only too quiet in the States, but "hear" as well.
'Empujar' means push, so don't assume a bank is closed when you can't pull the door open. However, the Spanish, like everyone except Americans, work to live, rather than live to work, so they do close at ...
... as we thought we would have to leave our visas with him, and therefore skip our plans for Morocco, so we said we would need to chat about it for a few minutes. While were were chatting, he clued in that we were worried about the passports, and chimed in again to assure us we would not need to leave our passports.
So, no problemo… we will go off on our southern exploits and plan to return to Madrid on Feb 27 to get our visas, then fly out to Saudi on Feb 28 or ...
... cool building. Walking around it was kind of like walking around the Coliseum.
I then used my last dinner coupon at the ¨Beer Museum¨ and tried a local Spanish craft brew. I then tried out a few tapas places Rick Steves recommended. It´s been hard finding tapas places where you can just point at stuff on plates and ask for samples, which I´m told is what tapas is all about. Lots of places seem more keen on giving you the full plates only.
I then ...
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- Pets allowed