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Travel Blogs from Madrid
... own worlds.
After about an hour, I really felt the sun beating down on my shoulders. The south of Spain gets HOT, no wonder they have siesta... the most wonderful of things.
I somehow found myself on the Main Street where my hostel was. What?!?
Disappointed that I didn't get further, I decided the universe was telling me to take a break and rest up before going back out. So, that's what I did. More reading, iced coffee, and ...
... suburb of Chueca, and found a rather nice restaurant, where Liz had Fish & Chips! As we left, and made our way back to the flat, the streets were filling with jubilant Real Madrid fans - delighted by their Spanish Cup Final victory that evening over Barcelona.
We were back at the flat shortly before midnight......just in time to say good night to the girls, who were off clubbing. They didn't return until 4.30am, so I'm not sure they will be doing much today!
On July 21st, Benno, Jordan, and I decided to be part of the Spanish tradition and watch a bull fight at the infamous Plaza del Toros en Madrid. No one else wanted to go and called me heartless, but I wasn't going only to watch the bulls die! I wanted to be able to say that I was part of a historical Spanish tradition! It was quite the experience. Everyone in Madrid, maybe just the tourists and the regulars, gets ...
... Churros and Chocolate (kind of a disappointment, since they weren't sweet), listened to locals singing in long, skinny cave like bars called "mesones", had some excellent paella, and observed the siesta every afternoon. The last part was out of necessity, though, Madrid is HOT and almost unbearable after lunch time. The only place to go was our air conditioned hotel rooms for some rest.
... beach playground. They use the climbing frames, slides etc to do all their chin-ups, tricep dips, bicep curls and the general pumping of muscle. I found the whole thing fascinating to watch, not least because there were some very sleek expanses of rippling flesh to gaze at, but partly because the sight of a guy built like the side of a house huffing and puffing whilst swinging off Sponge Bob Squarepants’ arm is highly amusing to me.
And as we are discussing the subject ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility