AC Palacio del Retiro, Autograph Collection

Alfonso XII 14, Madrid, Madrid, 28014, Spain and Canary Islands | 5 star hotel
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An Average Day Made Interesting

A travel blog entry by gabrieladulceee on May 30, 2014

... we all finished, we went back to the school. I went to talk to the housing lady, to figure out if my mom could stay with my host mom and how to talk to her about it, but also to talk about the fish AGAIN. When talking with the housing lady, it was clear my host mom was forgetful because she was getting older, and that there were some issues with her. I went to my class at 2:30 but got out early, so I went back to her. After going back to the housing lady, she had talked to my host ...

Madrid

A travel blog entry by quachie on Dec 27, 2013

3 photos

... in the bombing of Guernica in 1939. It reflects Franco's actions, which were aided by Mussolini and Hitler in allowing one final attack to end the Spanish Civil War. Visions of the dead babies and cries from mothers come to my mind as the composition of the work try to portray the physical and emotional suffering of those in the town. The monochromatic scheme adds to heighten the mood as the black and white reflect and create the atmosphere of death. After ...

Starting my journey...

A travel blog entry by melissa96 on Nov 30, 2013

1 comment, 23 photos

... Snr got really concerned.

After lunch, we unpacked my bags and Diana was home at this stage so she was helping too (or hindering). Then Nat decided to show me their dogs but her boyfriend was coming up the door at the same stage so this was postponed. Diana offered me her wardrobe so I could use a warmer coat and then said "I have two sisters now!" Which made me feel so at home.

We went out for a walk around their property and ended up at Candela, ...

'Please Sir, may we have some taller car parks'

A travel blog entry by llewellyns2013 on Aug 09, 2013

... time we had a drink which is a great
encouragement to stay but we were off to get some Tapas at a Tapas market so
thought we had better go, after 1 more...



The Tapas bar contained about 40 stalls all selling their
specialities from savoury tapas like goats cheese and onion chutney to
chocolate bits! Another speciality may have been to cut the strap on my handbag
and run off with ...

Running of the bulls

A travel blog entry by lupah on Jul 08, 2013

... br>
By 4 am we were starting to drag a bit, but most of the streets were still packed with people parting

Often times there were no bathrooms to be found so at any moment you could see guys using any wall

In sight. (yes I also used the wall a time or two)

At 5 we decided that the guys running (Cal, Christian, and Matt) should get in line on the street

The girls and I ...

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    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding