Jardin De Tres Cantos Hotel
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... boy was all about doing something everyday for his birthday week. We went to the large park, El Retiro, one day and did the iconic row boating experience. Before we began, John made sure to ask how deep the lake was at various points. Knowing the boys well, he wanted to make sure where and how far he had to dive in. You know, "just in case." Still, it was great fun for everyone except Elyse. Due to the regulations, we had to take two, ...
... kind in the middle. But I was there! This is what happens when I don't plan as well as I usually do :-(
I then headed south and went in the Jardines de Sabatini, which were pretty nice. They're very small, but they have a great (and famous) view of the Palacio Real. (Real = Royal). There are quite a number of homeless people in Madrid. And lots of accordion players. The Royal Palace was pretty neat. It's a very interesting blend of ...
... such a large animal killed in real life. The bull's corpse is then secured in a harness and dragged from the arena by two horses. It seemed quite an undignified end to the bull's life. Then, following a brief interlude, the next “fight” would start. There were 6 fights on the programme; I only stayed for 4. I'm glad I experienced it, but I don't think its something I would do again.
On my final full day in Madrid, I ...
... in Retiro. My class finished up the last chapter in the book in preparation to review for our last test on Friday. After class, Annie and I went home to eat dinner. We left around 8 to do some last minute gift shopping and wondered around the outside of the Royal Palace. No big deal right?! After that lot of us went to cien monteditos for our last 1 euro Wednesday in Madrid! Some people ...
... like mixture cooked in strips and dipped in moulten chocolate - simply scrummy!
Cable car ride over the quiet park with great views of the city was nice - and the public transport so cheap! Took an hour by bus and metro to the centre - only €4.30 each
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