Travel Blogs from Madrid
... I was going. One kind young man told me that he thought he was going close to there, and to just jump on his bus which would end up near the city center. Something like that.
I jumped on the bus and waited until the last stop. This looks promising?
I wandered out and found a city map near the bus stop... I found where I was, and then I found a street name that sounded familiar. I pulled up the written directions. Holy ****. I'm close. ...
After trying in vain on Tuesday to visit the Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales, I popped down at opening time (10.00) to try to book one of the tours later that day. I formed a one-man queue outside the huge ancient wooden gates, and was shortly joined by a lovely Swiss couple, and we chatted for a bit in French, which completely ruined the Spanish ticket-buying phrases I had in my head! Time ticked beyond 10am, and a Japanese couple arrived, then a Spanish family. After ...
... would be a relatively short drive to Madrid. After approximately forty minutes of actual driving, we arrived at Hotel Petit Palace Savoy Alfonso VI, and checked in at about a quarter to one. Incidentally, if the name of this hotel does sound familiar to you, then you are obviously enjoying these blogs quite a lot, as this hotel is indeed the same hotel we stayed at a month ago, when we first landed in Madrid.
After following our traditional routine ...
... the itinerary, flights, accommodations, etc... and finally... we are only 18 days away from leaving the daily chaos of western life and move to the serendipity of Asia. Watch this space people, I will update it along the way, trying to explain our feeling and share one or two helpful tips and recommendations.
... really couldn’t eat any more”, you will then be offered dessert. The assumption here is that your savoury stomach is full but your pudding stomach is empty. If you refuse this, then you will be offered wine, whisky etc, until you crack and have something. My tip is – always leave room for something else: say the words “I have had enough” when you actually are still hungry. It looks good, and saves you a lot of angst. I say that it saves “you” ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Pets allowed