Hotel Ada Palace
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... conditioned hostel and the hot air hit me in the face like I had just opened up an oven.
"This is cool?"
"It was much worse in Thailand."
We began a steady jog down the river, which was stunning. But the sun. The sun was killing me.
Somehow I kept up with Bruno for the first few miles, but as he started to sprint up hills I started to slow down.
"Hey, this is such a beautiful city. Let's just stop for a second and look ...
... payment to add to the cost of our breakfast. The atmosphere was clearer than on Monday, and the views were even more spectacular, and we lingered long enough to have two coffees each, with grilled croissants and six different jams (including tomato jam, which was surprisingly good).
Meanwhile, the girls had taken their books to the Retiro gardens, and were essay-writing in the sun. Liz and I headed to the Retiro, too, and spent a very lazy early ...
... is a collection of contemporary art. It had some impressive Salvador Dali and other surrealists as there was a special surrealist exhibition on.
We also did a bit of other walking around the city but not too much as we were still recovering from the 24 hour bug.
Madrid was fun but we didn't see as much as we would have liked due to losing a day. Now it's onto the high speed train to ...
... off of postcards.
We visited the Almudena Cathedral, Madrid's massive new church. It opened in 1993 - 100 years after workers began working on it. Nothing happens quickly in Spain... It sits directly across from the Royal Palace. The Palace represents the wealth of Spain (2800 rooms, 1.5 million square feet) and was built in the 18th century. We didn't go inside because we heard the ...
... the brick, narrow roads with big Spaniard archways. We entered the square where Ferdinand and Isabella once walked as the condemned heretics, pronounced edicts, & allowed marriages. I can just feel the history in my soles and I'm starting to appreciate all those nights studying ap euro because this place is like a virtual history book although this book I don't want to put down:). All the pictures we studied I see in the museums and my prior knowledge always me to appreciate ...