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TravelPod Member ReviewsVincci Soma Madrid
This is our first European hotel. There are no tea of toast making facilities. We have to go out if we want anything.
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... inside the main church. There is a small statue of Our Lady in a side chapel and hundreds visit and touch the statue each day. The queue was really long but we were in time for Mass and some of the the rosary. That gives you an idea of how long the queue was!
Many of the kings of Spain, many other foreign rulers and saints have paid their devotion before this statue of Mary. Saint John of the Cross, Saint Teresa of Ávila, Saint Ignatius ...
... try something a little different for dinner, so we went to a Chinese restaurant off of the Gran Via, near our hotel. Only problem: the menu was in Chinese and Spanish, which ordinarily wouldn't have been a problem, but it wasn't the typical Westernized Chinese food we expected, you know chicken lo mein, sweet and sour pork, etc. (well that had that too), easy enough to translate from Spanish. But I had never seen most of these words before. So we ...
... might think by the number of Latinos, but by a teacher who taught Latin.
We arrived at the door of the Moors and then we boarded the viaduct and Almudena Cathedral, which is fairly new, and then continue the royal palace, but due to time and cost decided not to enter. Rest a while in the square from east to recharge and organize the day. We went to the temple of Debod, which has a nice view of the palace, the cathedral and the city ...
... leave weight for your shopping. I'll admit, that my main reason for packing light is the latter. But we all know I have a problem there. Arriving to the airport to meet my fellow travellers, Thu, Steph, Ollie, Yang, Mike, Liz and Richard was interesting, as we all obviously have different travelling styles. Thu and I were dressed for opposing climates (thongs vs boots) and others were dressed in hiking boots with rucksacks. This will get interesting! After a ...
Both Portugal and pain share a somehow similar history. At
first both countries were united under a kingdom which unified the Iberia in
around 6th century and gave both countries an Iberian Peninsula
identity since today. The Moors and Arab invasion around 8th century
and later on the formation of the separate kingdoms of Aragon and Castile which
lead to the start of ...