Espahotel Plaza de Espana
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... x 10 pieces on display I am not a fan but impressive to see close up. 'The Aficionardo' 'Woman with hat' GOYA 'Saturn' 1820 'The Executions' 1814 ELGRECO- born in Crete 1541 Trained in Venice under Titian Got popular in Toledo. Largest display in Prado DIEGO VELAZQUEZ 1660 'Las Meninas' 1656 -enfant Margarita and ladies in waiting. Considered the best painter. MURILLO The tour only caught the spanish painters. I wanted to see the Italian ...
... really so special after all.
We finished the day with a few drinks and an early meal in a tapas joint near the Plaza de Sol. I'd read that the locals tend to eat late and despite it being almost 8pm, we were the only customers in the eating area while an active crowd noisily enjoyed some pre-dinner drinks in the cafe foyer. We went to bed contentedly weary after an amazing first day in Spain. And reflecting what we'd fitted into but a short time in magnificent Madrid. More to ...
... for at least 8 heavenly weeks.
But not this guy. No way Jose. I found out about a reading and writing workshop being offered the week after school was out, and decided to take the bull by the horns in improving my R & W teaching and I put in a request to my school to go. Now I cant paint myself out to be a complete saint...the workshop was in Madrid....a place I ...
... The other question that comes up a lot when meeting people in hostels is "how long are you traveling (in X) for?" and "what do you do?" I need to come up with a better answer for the second one - apparently working in computers is an earth-shatteringly impressive occupation all around the world. Or maybe it's just that other people would be just as impressed no matter what I said I did. I should test that theory.
The upper bunk ...
The past few days have been pretty chilled. During the days whilst the boys are at school I can do whatever I want. Monday I was proud of myself for going to vodafone and speaking Spanish to sort my phone out (even if it did invole a lot of 'si' and nodding) but I wasn't able to use my Spanish number until Tuesday. (To anyone doing the year abroad, make sure you unlock and restore your phone before you come it will save loads of time and for those who have ...