Holiday Inn Madrid - Calle Alcala
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... of the Wind, it made reference to Madrid being the power in which they had to struggle with in order to obtain permission for grandiose events such as the World Exhibition in Barcelona, and it makes its wealth known to the masses.
As we continued our journey through the city of Madrid on foot in the cold and rain, we came to a plaza where there were shops and street performers, as well as the most infamous known place for tourists to become victims of ...
... the crowd all got up and pulled out these white handkerchiefs that they had been hiding somewhere and shook it in the air. The bullfighter did his little strut around the stadium and then all the crowd looked towards the top box which we assumed were filled with important people. That was very weird.
It was definitely an experience but I do not by no means wish to call this tradition wrong or judge Spain solely based on this ...
... and had writing on it in all different languages. Some of the text I could understand said "No words to describe our pain", "Peace" and "Love". It was very moving although not impressive visually. At the main entrance of the memorial there were 200 names on a wall which were the victims of the bombing. We started feeling hungry again so we walked to the same markets that I had gone to the previous day for dinner. This time I didn't hold back and ...
... bit overwhelmed with all the art in that one day. We finished up with the museums by around 3:30 PM. We began walking back toward the hostel to prepare for the evening. We have planned to do an organized Tapas tour and then possibly an organized pub crawl to meet people. On the way back to our hostel, we stopped in a grocery store to buy some supplies. While searching for some food without meat for Dilyara, we heard ...
... on facebook if anyone cares to look. And of course there are people peddling all sorts of stuff like lottery tickets, cheap toys and sunglasses. That, along with quite a number of beggers and street demonstrations is compelling evidence of a country doing it pretty tough. However we haven't been hassled and have loved our experiences so far.
The city is vibrant to say the least with crowed plazas and malls, inviting shops, fantastic ...
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