Holiday Inn Express Madrid Airport
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... book on a nice terrace on a square. Got free snacks with every drink. Had my first 'tinto de verano', yum! Red wine mixed with Fanta lemon.
The hammam did not have a timeslot for a massage, only two hours later.
I was tired from lots of walking and went to hotel instead, and watched a Disney movie in Spanish, with a cold beer I bought in a shop.
Saturday 12 September
The dark roll-down window ...
... them on the Internet. I also booked a private guide for just the 2 of us, and it was money well spent. His knowledge was brilliant. The castle was spectacular, but the gardens were just something special. After the tour we collected the rental car and headed north west for the town of Cordoba. In Cordoba we dropped off the rental car (eventually managing to find the Europcar depot) and jumped on board a fast train ...
... from all over and feel fortunate that I get to stay here a whole month since new people are always coming and going. Some of my favorites have been/are Pedro, the very personable (and funny) homosexual super that is in charge of daily upkeep & greeting newcomers; John (real name Hernan) De Luca, the charming Argentinian actor who is good friends with Pedro and on a constant quest for "work"; Diego (real name Didac), the ...
... large marble columns completely intact and just laying on their side. The columns themselves were incredible, all carved out of a single piece of marble from quarries nearby.
Another very interesting part of the backdrop were the statues that had been replaced but left headless on purpose. This was done to demonstrate the very common practice of removing the heads from statues when there was a change of the emperor in power. The statues themselves were ...
... Walked over there and chilled out for a while, admired the manicured gardens. Not sure where the money comes from for that - berlin?
Headed back to the hotel and did nothing for the rest of the day until our late checkout at 6pm.
With a bit of time to kill before our chauffeur pickup (thanks Citibank!) at 730 we went back to the San anton market for a last racion. As always felt a ...