Hotel Monte Real
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... our visit to the Prado. This was the one instance where the audio guide was invaluable, as it was not just a compendium of dates and names. Just the description of the painting by Hieronymous Bosch ( the Garden of Earthly Delights - Google this one!!) was worth the price alone. And not to forget Valasquez' Las Meninas. There were some Caravaggios there too as well as a special 10 painting exhibit of Picasso, both artists we had seen in ...
... to the Spanish lifestyle. Late breakfast (if you call coffee and toast a breakfast), lunch around 3, tapas start at 7 and dinner after 10pm. Rest and repeat. It’s a good thing we walked a lot. The first night we squeezed into a local tapas place, wedged ourselves into a place at the bar and started in. We made the mistake of ordering too much food, so between drinks, tapas and a couple of “raciones”, we were seriously stuffed. ...
What a fantastic city! We landed at about 5 pm (an hour late thanks to Joe Biden and Air Force One .. Or would that be Two?
Anyway, Renee was leaving the following morning and the rest of us had a full 36 hours. We were determined to make the best of it, and we outdid ourselves.
Thursday night was Renee's choice and she had a tough time choosing between shopping on the Gran Via or visiting the Prado. With limited time, she felt ...
... at 11:00 p.m. on a Sunday night (with the possible exception of Barcelona).
Plate du jour: A tie between the chocolate churro and the Tortilla Espanol (a potato omelette) we had for breakfast, and again at night as a tapa.
Beverage du jour: The bottle of Rioja we had with dinner.
Factoid du jour. Parque Royal covers 346 acres, and was originally a royal playground for Spanish monarchs.
Off to see the Prada Museum ...
... Insane expectation, to outsiders weighing up the odds,(especially that piece of ****, the American Ambassador Joseph Kennedy) but it was Churchill's inspired combination of defiance and hope for better times that kept the Empire in the game until the Russians and Americans were dragged into the fight. And, upon emerging from underground, with an exceptional sense of timing, we witnessed a flyby by the RAF Historic flight. Lancaster Bomber with escorting Spitfires and Hurricane.... ...