Hotel Monte Real
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... to take pictures, since we were able to in Reina Sophia Museum. So as soon as I entered, I started snapping away until I was reprimanded by a very stern, young woman. Even though my knowledge of art is very limited, I was blown away with the art work in the Prado. The pieces were amazing.
After our day of sightseeing, we decided that we would head for Hamman's for a Turkish bath. Again stopping at the same tapas bar beforehand. This time I had ...
... we'd get. It seems this is merely a roll with whatever filling one asks for - we'd selected pig (expecting and finally recieving ham).
But as we ate and drank, it seems the somewhat distant interaction we'd thought was directed to us was merely replicated to all his customers. He didn't so much place a plate in front of a customer but almost tossed it in their direction. And did the same with drinks (albeit a little more carefully - but only just!). Oh well - it seemed ...
... I smiled and bounced around in a victory dance, high fiving the people at the bus stop whom all eventually held me up on their shoulders and threw a small parade. Well. The first part is true. The second part happened in my head. Wonderful, nonetheless.
I somehow managed to wander and work around the few directions I had saved, combining different ones from different stations and working my way around them. Mind you, these directions include four ...
... but not the liquids and bomb detector bits. Audioguides were available. We could negotiate through all this in under 5 minutes. The is much quicker than the Louvre, MOMA Manhattan etc. Maybe the numbers are less.
Whilst there, we bumped into fellow Tanger guests. We knew they were coming to Madrid 1 day after us. What a coincidence! We all agreed Spain was ...
Thursday was one of those days! Liz and I had decided to explore a little further afield, and head of to Toledo (about 30 mins away by train), the ancient capital of Spain. We left the girls at work at the living room table, and took the Metro to Atocha Station (which is Madrid's main terminus, and the scene of the terrible bombing in 2004). We aimed for the 12.20 train, and I went to buy the tickets......however, I hadn't bargained for the Easter rush, and the next two trains were ...