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Travel Blogs from Las Rozas
I was greeted by shouts in the airport. It seemed there were a group of men with a blue and white flag. I was too flustered to look closely at the flag and still I have no clue as to what they were cheering for. As soon as I exited I tried calling the emergency number but my phone would not let me make a call even after I bought a call card. It was very lucky that I had looked at the farwell package beforehand and I ...
... where everyone else at the table looked uncomfortable despite several being ******. To make matters worse my drink bottle leaked in my bag with my camera, iPod and makeup brush (luckily only the brush suffered minor damage).
Whilst walking to dinner I saw a massive billboard for Nike, which I've seen for years on TV at home,"we run Madrid". At that stage the realisation hit, I was in the centre of Madrid walking around as a 'resident' not ...
... with the top half. Checked out the old town, and walked up Mt Ulia for another ripping view over the town and its beaches, then it was time to say goodbye to our surrogate family and head off to Santander, through scenery more suited to Switzerland or Austria with green hills shrouded in rain clouds.
You could ask us what Santander is like, but we would not be able to give you much of ...
Weather for Madrid today. Sunny and a high of 23 degrees C. Cool overnight at 7. The mornings right up to about 1pm are quite cool then it warms up quickly and lasts until at least 9pm.
So, no one queried or commented on yesterdays title. Guess you all know who's quote it was then - well of course it was one of Dali's.
We hit the road earlier than yesterday and caught the hop-on hop-off bus for Route ...
... car off and walked back to the hotel.
Although really convenient for dropping the car off and for catching the bus to the airport, this is not really an area known for restaurants and little exciting eateries. Specially not on a Sunday.
However, after a small meander, we found a little place in a backstreet which was plastered with bullfighting pictures, and did a mean steak.