Travel Blogs from Madrid
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 !!) …
... time, (and there is always that "accidental" wine-drinking incident).
There is also something to be said for not having stuff (the theme of our wedding). It is so liberating to know the the kids have a coloring book, some colored pencils, and a couple playmobil figurines, it makes house cleaning easy. We have one load of laundry to do a day, and very few dishes because my kitchen is VERY lacking! It is nice to be able to just live and not ...
... species in the 1880's but now is used for formal events and exhibitions in Madrid. It was a lovely walk with many sculptures and monuments to see.
That afternoon we discovered the Jardines de Sabatini, which is the grounds behind the Palace Real (Royal Palace). This was stunning, as you will see in our pictures. Even more amusing was the number of peacocks walking around being chased by tourists trying to get a picture of them (us included).
... took time at the end of each day to eat with us and even got out for a few beers. We just hope we can repay their generosity.We also got the chance to meet up with a former member of staff from the pub, Roberto, and Paul who we met at Optimus Alive in Portugal. Roberto took us on a whistle-stop tour of Madrid showing us all the sites, buying numerous beers and introducing us to the calamari butty! Paul took us out for a night and we got very merry! It ...
... was a domestic ticket, not happy. Later that day, still nervous about the train we were able to book a ticket to Bordeaux on a website for Americans; we finally had tickets for the next day!
On our final night in Spain we were able to go on a tapas tour. I realise we have mentioned that we were getting tired of tapas but we could not pass up the chance of finally having a tapas tour. During the tour we walked around ...
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