AC Palacio del Retiro, Autograph Collection
Travel Blogs from Madrid
We are ensconced in our marvellous apartment in the heart of Madrid, a little walk-up (56 stairs, straight up!!), drinking a glass of fine Protos wine and eating the leftovers from today's menu del dia. La vida es buena!
We arrived in Madrid on Tuesday mid-day, after a long day of flying milk-run from Victoria to Seattle, to Dallas-Fort Worth, on to Madrid...our tickets being on free points meant budget service, so we were ...
... meat, she hadn't been feeling well the last few days, but then last night her group went out one last time & she didn't get to sleep until 4am. We caught the hotel shuttle to the Hotel Ibis near the airport, checked into our room & headed out to lunch. We found a cute cafe on a square & we were starved. Had gazpacho, an appetizer & a burger with fries! Amelia was dying for a ...
... my program hosted a pot luck at their apartment, that was a fun time. After the pot luck I went with a few of the girls in the program to their landlady's son's house because he was going to take us out on the town. We stayed at his house playing cards for a while until a few of the other people in the program showed up and then we went out. The bar we ended up at was full of old creepy men and I did not enjoy it very much.
The rest of the weekend was ...
... tickets for great seats in the middle of the stadium on the second section. Yes, they were pricey but they were worth it!
We decided to stay in the area of the stadium for the next three hours before the game so we found a Tony Roma restaurant near the stadium and enjoyed the meal and cervezas until it was time to go find our seats. Outside the stadium was pandemonium! Crowds had formed at the players entrance, mounted police had formed a barrier ...
... wall to wall there were people. Worse than when Skrillex played at Beta. We stayed here until about 4 or 5am and never once did it seem like the place was calming down. the next morning we had to get up before 11 to have breakfast which was absolutely worth it. more ham, coffee, and fruit. After breakfast we went back to sleep in true spanish fashion until about 2 or 3pm. the three of us get up and slowly make our way to the subway so we can find the area in which the ...
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