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Travel Blogs from Madrid
... to sign all the documents and to have the official coronation of the new king. After all that excitement, I essentially followed the helicopters to find my next location on the route of events. I crossed the plaza and stood next to the most fascinating older couple. The man was 82 and was as excited as a little boy at Christmas. He expressed his love for the monarchy and how exciting it was to be able to be there to see the new king. ...
... a bit of a sucker for beautiful stained glass, large columned churches, and statues, so this hit two out of three pretty well. There are some famous paintings in the cathedral above that are not modern (which makes the contrast with the more modern artwork elsewhere even more pronounced), but there's also a lot of it in the crypts. The columns sort of block your view so you can't really see very much of the space at once, which gives it a bit of ...
... we met up with Isabelle, our Couchsurfing host for Madrid (I would only couchsurf the one time with my mom). She was super gracious and kind but her apartment was super tiny! Not a problem for me to stay with her, but I imagine it might be difficult living in such a small space for a long period of time. We had dinner, and tried to get some sleep, though it was quite hard, since trying to go to sleep at around midnight, it was only 3pm back ...
... and once the translation was made the problem was quickly solved. I seem to have some kind of a problem every time I enter one of these stores, so I’m going to quit visiting them.
2013 June 23 - Sunday
On my first day in Madrid, I was expecting to find a very Spartan breakfast but was pleasantly surprised. They served orange juice, coffee (including refills), a Spanish potato & egg Tortilla, one slice of meat ...
... fast, easy and efficient Metro) and there is a station that virtually drops you right in front of the stadium, Ventas. I entered the stadium, navigated the right tunnel but then hit a wall with the tendido banjo and the fila and the whatever, that was on the ticket. The usher in my section lost her temper with me (or maybe that is how she is normally?) and hurried me to my seat. I happened to look at a man while I ...
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