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... haul bus journey, because it was the nicest bus I’ve been on in Spain. It had wifi, which actually worked pretty well, and each seat had it’s own touchscreen TV. Unfortunately for me, every movie was in Spanish, so I wasn’t able to watch anything, but it was still nice that they gave everyone that option. I did use the screen to play some solitaire for a while, so it ...
We had another great day yesterday in Madrid. Went to Parque De El Retiro to meet Nadya and we pleasantly surprised that her parents Miguel and Olga were there too. We had a wonderful time visiting with them again. We went to Museo Nacional Centro De Arte REINA SOFIA...
AKA art museum. It's famous for home to Picasso's "Guernica". All I can say is UNBELIEVABLE
Our hotel located on Calle de Alcala was perfectly located for our anticipated activities in Madrid. Because it was only a half block from a metro stop on the same street, we had planned to head to the hotel that way, from the airport. However our flight was delayed in London due to difficulty loading freight, so when we arrived in Madrid it was starting to get dark and having traveled with little sleep, we opted to take a cab.
Once checked in, we went for a stroll ...
... one other occasion since 9-11. My flight left ten minutes early (how often does that happen in the U.S.???). And it took less than two hours to fly across the continent to the Iberian Peninsula.
It was 96 degrees in Madrid when we landed. It was strange not to have to enter customs and immigration - I even had a super rude customs agent tell me to get out of the way when I asked her where customs was. Apparently, ...
... stay) who showed us around the city. They gave us an hour to wander around the Plaza Mayor & told us about the best bar to go to: the Montaditos. BEERS FOR 1 EURO! My first LEGAL Spanish beer was very satisfying :) After that we walked around for about 2 more hours & saw many beautiful buildings in the city & the Florida Park. We go back for visit numero dos on Wednesday!
& MY BIRTHDAY IS TOMORROW! Yay!! :)
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility