Sheraton Santa Maria de El Paular
Travel Blogs from Rascafria
Jet lag catches up-planned to be out by 10:30, woke up at 10:15. Toured Bernabéu Stadium where the Real Madrid play. Ate lunch at El Asador de Le Esquina where Will found out steak tartar is NOT hamburger & I found out escalliopine, while in the surf n turf section, does NOT mean scallops. So, Dan ate Will's, Will ate some of mine, I ate some of Dan's, Will ate some of Rachael's & Rachael ...
... Spanish' or when Nat lists the words that I do understand.
Despite Spain being tiny in comparison to Australia there are so many lanes of traffic and I've never seen a time when they are actually needed! The most lanes I've counted was 15 on the highway to/from Madrid but even residential streets have two lanes each way plus one lane on either side for parking.
My family is really conscious of me getting a cold (which ...
... was beautiful, but the florid ceilings stole the show. (Carol Ann liked the soldiers and horses in full armor). Next, we headed to the Catedral de la Almudena (cathedral of the Almudena) and lit a candle in prayer for Lief to get a new heart. After the cathedral, we walk to the highly recommended restaurant, El Sobrino de Botín. We were served an amazing lunch by ...
... so with the time we had we had a look at the aqueduct, got a couple of horrible stale sandwiches, made it half way to the Alcazar and gave up and headed back to the train. Lesson learned, no 3 hour days trips. Oh and the train only did a mere 250km/hr of its potential 300 and dan couldn't see inside the aqueduct carrier top bit so the boxes remain unticked, so a detour to Avignon (and potentially to paris for the high speed train) it ...
... tour. While we sat there I spotted some magnets. I got one for Leslie's collection. I also bought a guidebook in English.
There was only one other couple in the gift shop when the tour began. So, it was the four of us, the tour guide, and a security guard. The security guard followed behind us throughout the entire tour. The tour guide narrated the tour in Spanish. My Spanish is good enough to allow me to understand what she was saying. Between ...
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