Silken Puerta Castilla Hotel
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... the extra mile with everything they did. By the afternoon, the one beer each we had (yes, still the one) kicked in and we had to do as the Spanish do and have a little siesta before making any plans for the evening. On our way back to the b&b however, we had to make a pitstop to experience something that I read on the top 10 things to do in Madrid – have hot chocolate and churros! Churros are long, pastry, fingers that you dip into a cup of hot chocolate. The mix ...
... souvenir. (Sorry, Nicholas but I couldn’t fit a sword in my backpack.)
On the hostel pub crawl we inexplicably ended up with a flashing sliver tiara. We packed it, along with my pocket knife, for our day trip to Segovia and its Alcazar later that week. This is the place where Colombus secured the finance for his voyage to the New World from the monarchs Fernando and Isabella, but also more significantly I think, it was supposedly ...
Christmas vacations have begun!
On Wednesday morning, I left Jaen around 8:30 in the morning by train, headed to Madrid to meet Emily at the airport. The four hour train ride usually feels ridiculously long, but in comparison to Emily's La Crosse to Chicago to London to Madrid day long excursion, I couldn't complain.
I arrived in Madrid about an hour before Emily's flight arrived, and took the metro to the airport. Since most of ...
... the department stores and many shops are open til 10.
For the art lovers, get ready to drool, because Madrid has a very high concentration of amazing galleries. On the first day I arrived, I went to the Prado. Obviously, it is impossible to see everything, but I feel like I saw a lot of important works in one day! Las Meninas is possibly the gallery's most famous work and it is very beautiful. You can kind of see why Picasso got a bit obsessed with it! The ...
... a bit too late to have Paella and saw more or less everyone in the plaza eating paella except us so we decided to head back to the train. Not before I tried some new food of course.
I had a tarte de manzana and also tried something new, it’s called a Torrija con leche. You can also have it with syrup if you prefer not to have it with milk and it’s a speciality around easter time. Its basically bread dipped in egg, so ...
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