Silken Puerta Castilla Hotel
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... Laura designated it a day of washing. Therefore not much else was planned. Catching up on some much needed zzzzz's we both felt under the weather a decided to avoid night buses for our health. We ventured down to the Artisan market where Tom got tank put onto a phone cover We then headed over to Barcas main park , did some rowing and some sight seeing and came back home for domestic duties. Whilst washing we decided to see the Hunger Games, which turned in a bit of ...
... amazing! There was a special exhibition on hyperrealism, and it was VERY impressive. Even more impressive, though, was the museum's permanent collection, which is organized by region and time period. There are very many famous original paintings in the collection, and the variety is incredible.
Today we went back to classes. I was going to try to go to the Museo Geominero, which is only a few blocks ...
... ceilings. We'll also wander Retiro Park which I think is nicer than any public park I've seen. We also have a local guide who will give us a walking tour of the neighborhood as well as the Prado Museum. Velasquez, Goya and Greco are the highlights, but Bosch, Durer and others are there too. Velazquez's Maids of Honor is stupendous, but there are so many great works. Two ...
... Chris’s apartment. Chris is one of Sam’s friends from summer camp and UNC. Chris was allowing us to stay at his apartment for the next couple of days, despite the fact that he would not be there on the first night. His roommates were not home when we first arrived, so we hit up a local bar right ...
... bags x-rayed etc. We assumed it was something to do with the Madrid bombings a few years back.
The train we got to Madrid was the best we had been on so far - they played a movie (in Spanish unfortunately) and gave us headphones to listen to the radio with which was cool! And there was a LOT of legroom as well, very good for us! Brilliant last journey :) It only took us 3 hours to get there, shame the trains weren't this good for our 8 ...
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