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... after finding out it started at 1am we passed it up!) for our first night we chilled in the hostel bar area meeting some people and just generally relaxing. One of our roommates turned out to be a girl from England who is studying in Madrid from a semester, she can speak fluent Spanish which really came in handy over the next few days.
Halfway through that night we decided we needed some food, a proper dinner not just the snacks we had bought down at the deli. My ...
... is the fact that when I was siestaing and the girls carried on drinking, Rosie got rather drunk with her American guy and his fellow companions... This resulted in her passing out and not even leaving the hostel. By the time we put Jenna to bed we had lost the pub crawl and my drunken munches had kicked in. James and I didn't see eyetoeye on a topic of conversation, which resulted in him storming off and then me eating nachos and then wandering around Madrid with Bri in ...
... entrance. Ok, we don't have that much time either today, so we decided to first go with the permanent exhibition and then decide what to do after.
This museum is HUGE and there are so many things to see. Of course, Guernica stood out among them. We had the audio guide and it was great to know all the background stories about this piece. Also there was a series of photos of different stages of this piece taken by ...
... You can certainly see that the people of the era were much smaller. Horses seemed about the same size.
There seemed to be more furniture and carpets here than in Versailles, but I don't think this palace was ever allowed to have the contents removed.
The palace sits high up on the hill and you get a pretty view of what looks like a residential part of the city and some parks. There is a park off in the distance ...
... We grabbed a beer and started talking to a few of the students, one of which was a guy from India, but had been living in Ireland the past several years. Sam peppered him with questions about India and he gave us a lot of insight on where we should go, what should do, etc.
We finally left the bar around 5:30. We hopped on the Metro back to the main train station, where our luggage ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Pets allowed