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Today was some more distance driving (600km), all the while enjoying the air-conditioned respite from the outside heat, as we travelled all the way to Madrid! Some rain showers early in the morning did not dampen anyone's spirits, and we enjoyed a morning tea convenience stop before making our way firstly across the Greenwich Time Meridian and then …
8.15am coach took us on a sight-seeing jaunt around the city, enabling us to see some beautiful architecture, the wide open intersections, the HUGE main post office of Madrid, etc. Second stop was a stroll around the exterior of the King's Palace within city of Madrid....some lovely statues & gardens in the front of the Palace grounds. Next we …
... than the train. The station was quite big. It was the station for the buses, the high speed trains (which would have only taken 1h20 minutes or something like that), and the normal trains. You can see the size of it in some of the pictures. Maybe one day this year Ill test out the high speed trains. We left at around 7 pm so we got to Madrid around 10h45. We took the metro to the hostel. Its called Hostel del Sol. Its not completely in the center but ...
... Flamenco really fits the mood and the landscape - which is very similar to Eagean Region of Turkey : feels like home ! And some sports match broadcasting helped us to get used to the language but still with my not-even-basic Spanish I cannot say if it was a football or basketball match :) All I understood was "muy bien Espana! ". So I say as well, as for the comment of the first day : Muy Bien Espana !... ;)
... is the size of a small town. We have to skirt around to the other side to find Calle de Atocha. Crossing six lanes of traffic that is circling Atocha we see our street ahead. We are very close to the Prado (the huge art museum of Madrid) as well as the modern art museum of Reina Sophia. Art is on our agenda in Madrid but not today. We drag our suitcases along the footpath. It is hot here. Spain helpfully displays the day's temperature everywhere, shops, bus stops, ...
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