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We arrived in Madrid - which is a very different city to Barcelona. Our hotel is opposite the Royal Palace and in a great location. We wandered around near the hotel and found a Tapas bar to have dinner. No English again re the menu and we nearly ordered back pudding !! (thanks goes to Mal and his iPhone translator app for saving us from this !!) …
... energy from the people walking and chatting quickly. At some point, the sun reached it's peak hour and I knew I should get back to the hostel to relax a bit. Except...where was the hostel?
I took out my map (which was ripped into thirds - dramatic pocket accident - RIP mapa de Seville) and tried to find where I was. I scanned the map for a good five minutes before realizing I was no longer on the map...oops.
Not knowing how to retrace my ...
... large house that contains one family seems inconceivable. But then if you are the sort of person who has servants stood at every door of your house, just in case you happen to want to go through it, you wouldn’t think twice about that. Imagine getting to the age of 50 and never having had to handle a knob or knocker! As the town was built to service the town there are some fascinating and beautiful buildings surrounding the palace, with a predominance of white marble. Wandering ...
... was. On the other side of the commotion was another stunning food market where we got a little chocolate mousse cake for desert because a birthday without cake is like having wrapping paper but no present or coffee but no milk or a camera with no film, it’s just not right! Anyways, on our way back to the room we were surprised to see that our street was cordoned off and there were lots of police men and police vans all over. Our b&b was in the middle of the cordoned ...
... is that the current king, Juan Carlos I and his family do not live there. They live in the Palacio de la Zarzuela, which is north of Madrid. After our tour, I ate lunch in the garden in front of the Palace.
On Thursday, I rode on the Teleférico which was an enjoyable experience. I saw the Palacio Real from the cable car as well as an amusement park and a house ...