Ibis Madrid Aeropuerto Barajas
Travel Blogs from Madrid
November 5, 2013
One last flight on our European tour! We had a long, boring day of flying and sitting in airports. We had a quick dinner at our hotel and went straight to sleep. We have another long travel day ahead of us tomorrow.
Today was quite a relaxed day in Madrid. Vivi got up and left for work at 6:15am, and I hardly heard her at all. It was perfect because I was able to go back to sleep and not get up until 9am. That was a good rest. I finally got up, got ready and headed out to find the Cuban embassy. I knew I had to get a visa for Cuba, and I wasn’t sure how long it would take so I wanted to make sure I got a quick start. I ...
Most of Madrid this week has been empty of natives and inundated with tourists for Holy Week. Procesiones (parades) have been happening much of the time, and, today, Sarah and I decided to go to one.
I ran in El Retiro, had dinner, and Sarah and I headed out to Plaza Mayor to see where the procesiones were occurring. There were tons and tons of people-- mostly tourists-- milling about and we reached an ...
... off to dinner at this fantastic little restaurant called las Cuevas del Duque. I liked how they served us dinner... the entire table got to taste many different types of authentic Spanish food. Some I liked, some I didn't. But at least I had the opportunity to decide what I liked and didn't without having to eat an entire plate!
Dinner takes just as long in Spain as it does in the Netherlands! It was interesting to see some ...
... the supreme exhaustion of getting out of bed and into the real world. After another nap I forced myself awake and just caught the boys as they headed out to grab some amazing dinner of churros. Was pretty dam good!
That really finishes Madrid. To be honest there’s not really a heap to see or do in Madrid, its more of a city that you experience. There’s a big party culture and its more of a young person’s city. Net stop, Seville in the south of Spain. ...
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