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Travel Blogs from Madrid
... actually wasn't even one on display, or one that was even a copy of another. It was sort of randomly placed in the corner of a room, and its artist wasn't in the area working on it. There was no label on it or anything, and it was still sitting on its stand half-finished. It portrayed a man shrouded in darkness and smiling into the "camera," but it was all in shades of black and white, and the shadow fell on the man making his face and hands look like a skeleton. I don't know ...
Tonight we had our welcome meeting! Got all the rules and then walked about 2 blocks for our first dinner together! There is about 40 people from all over the country! Dinner tonight was at "Comporta". We had several courses if which included fish, sausages, a separate dish of eggs, ...
... shuttle bus to get back to the airport. Very Convenient. Our flight is with Iberia, a cut price airline which we are hoping has a good safety record.
We get into Madrid at just before 9pm and catch the train into the city from which it is a 10 minute walk to our hotel. At the hotel the owner Miguel is on the desk and seems a really nice guy. Our room is great too. We`ll have 2 full days to explore Madrid which we are really looking forward to. Spain is a new country for both of us!
... can wait. I need to keep it close to the vest today, and get better. I heads me one block up the street to the site of the most amazing and savory vertical garden, aforementioned in Dia Uno or thereabouts. Next to it is what I have, for some reason, been calling the Kighsha Mysha Nighsha Belighsha. After marveling at the garden built 90 degrees to the ground, hang a 90 degree left. Upon crossing the East wall of the building there is still a 50 foot walk ...
-salmorejo (due to my tomato aversion, I regret to say that I cannot call this soup good)
-salad (with weird, poorly chosen cheap dressing)
-rabbit & chickpea stew (following this recipe--go easy on the orange rind is my recommendation)
-arroz con leche
-cold cuts, cheese, and bread
and plenty of Beansraring.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service