Velada Madrid Hotel
Travel Blogs from Madrid
... of the world. Kieran, Dan and I were the only ones left, but I couldn't find anyone when I got up, so I left on my own and walked down to the Royal Palace. The line was way too big and not moving at all, so I kept walking. When I stopped at the hostel for lunch I ran into Dan, and we organised to meet at the Prado Museum at 6pm, when its free entry. Until then I walked all over the city, wrote some postcards in the park and then joined the massive line outside the ...
In just a little more than three weeks, I will be leaving for Madrid, Spain to spend the summer as an au pair for two beautiful little girls. Their challenge: to teach me Spanish. My challenge: teach them English. I've got to say, they have the greater challenge. I have never taken a Spanish course in my life. However, I can say "hello", "goodbye", and "how are you"....after that you've lost me! ...
... bus to free hotel, balefully eyeing off a gajillion departing taxis
1830 check in to surprisingly decent quality hotel
1831 discover can't have proper food dinner until restaurant opens at 2030 but do not cry
1835 collapse in acceptably appointed room. consider glass of wine whilst awaiting restaurant opening, to accompany emails and blog updates etc
1840 discover that the loosely called 'room ...
... of tapas in the wonderful Mercado San Miguel (Granville Island meets Yaletown). We were tired by this time, and overly marinated in fried tapas, olive oil, and fine wine. We had had our fill of churches and palaces, cobblestones and narrow lanes. We were tiring of new places and experiences and were – dare I say – ready to go home.
Besides, Maddie needed some parenting it seemed. Told repeatedly and clearly that she was NOT TO HAVE ...
Woke up when the French girl came in my dorm room after she stayed up all night to watch the sunset, i imediatly panicked thinking what the time was, turns out my train was leaving the station in 15 mins and it was atleast a 15 minute walk away. So I jumped up threw some clothes on,tried to pack while cursing at everything i could, then ran with my bag, couldn't really run, it is just so heavy and hurt me so much, I got to the station, looking and feeling like a ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility