Gran Melia Fenix
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... floors inside.
Reina Sofia and Museo del Prado
The Reina Sofia gallery of modern art is impressive. The special exhibit, Encounters with the 1930s, included the famous Guernica by Picasso. For me, the most striking artworks were two surreal pieces by Angeles Santos Torroella: The Gathering and The World. She was only 17 or 18 when she painted them in 1929. And she is still alive - on November 7 this year, she turns ...
... stateside). Outside I found a number of my friends waiting for me as their flight from Boston got in about 15 minutes before me. One of my two roommates (Cody) was with me whilst the other arrived the day before. We get to our house to find the living situation was better than we expected; the lady has an gated apartment complex with amenities ranging from a pool to a tennis court. We fortunately have WiFi, which was ...
... we woke up to have a leisurely breakfast before joining a free walking tour held by our hostel. This was one of our crappiest breakfasts yet, but the tour was awesome! There were only two girls besides us that showed up for the tour (maybe something to do with our hostel housing 150 less people than usual), so we ended up getting a semi-private tour of the city lead by a super enthusiastic Madrid native named Laura. Highlights of the tour were getting to visit the ...
... dictatorship years. Onto Sintra we went – another previously walled city with tiny winding cobbled streets and where we saw, for the first time, cork used for the manufacture of handbags! That night, we experienced the Fado, which is the traditional music and dance of Portugal. Our visit to Portugal was too short, but is on our agenda for a later trip.
Morocco was a surprise! In most part, it was clean – especially in the medina, ...
... at 53 km/h (uphill finish) Evening Dinner with Lou & dama Mood Danny good night sleep feel good Maxie happy Weather warm and sunny 35c light rain at night Highlights 1. Palace tour 2. Chris sutton wins stage 2 of the vuelta 3. Paella 4. Pope is in town Interesting facts Spanish civil war started in 1931. the Spanish royal family still lives outside Madrid. The palace is stll used for ceremonial ...
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