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... It's right in the heart of the city in Puerta de Sol. Madrid is a fantastic city. It exudes a certain charm with its labyrinth of narrow streets and laneways, beautiful plazas and warm, friendly people and interesting street life. The street art and performances are, perhaps, more varied and creative than anything we've seen elsewhere. Dozens of human statues seemingly solidified in amazing positions attract hundreds of onlookers. We've posted a few ...
... tour of Seville, dinner by the riverside, supper at the local and cheap bodega with great character. A lovely day.
Tuesday – Valencia – a disastrous day. Too hot in the afternoon, couldn’t get to Requena, went on a walking tour, had an inadequate dinner, forgot my train ticket, waited an hour for the train, made Cloris angry.
Wednesday – La Tomatina. Yes, this is what we came for. And it was not quite as awesome ...
... exciting time to be here.
Then on Monday night was the trophy ceremony and Kristen, Ling and I went to that. It was so incredibly crowded, the team is on a bus and they were paraded along the city so we got some good pictures considering how far away we actually were from them! Cool experience but we had to wait about 3 hours in extreme heat for about 30 seconds of visibility. Then we went to TGIF's which I didn't know was even in Madrid! ...
... if you think about it but the more intense the pollution the prettier the sunset is. So knowing this we brought sandwiches and wine for dinner and hiked to one of the best views in Madrid and saw the most breath-taking sunset i've ever seen. After hiking back down the mountain we packed up our bags and checked out of hostel much to our dislike we were headed for another night train to get us to Lisbon, ...
... ripping off the other!
Reina Sofia´s art was a little harder to grasp. There was a lot of cool stuff, but some of the modern art is a little too weird. The main thing to see there is Picasso´s Guernica. It´s his greatest work, and considered a Spanish national treasure. He painted it in France after hearing of the atrocities going on in the Spanish civil war, and made it as a way to open people´s eyes to war atrocities. It was in New York for many years, ...
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