Melia Madrid Princesa
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... and went around to see the oldest restaurant in the world, a restaurant that used to be a hiding place for stolen treasures, learnt about the history of Madrid and Spain. We also learnt about the beginnings of tapas which comes from when the people were too poor to afford food so they just drank and then were drunk at work, so a law was passed that all alcohol must be served with free food. ...
... off. Once we landed we went straight to sleep at our hotel. Later we met our tour guide, Susana. Susana took us around Madrid to show us the city. She also took us to the Royal Palace. It was great to compare the Royal Palace to our White House. Everything here in Europe is very traditional. The United States is much more modernized.
The next day we visited Toledo, Spain. Toledo is ...
... protesters. They seemed quite harmless until we saw the size of the crowd. We found out on the news the next morning that the protesters had to be forcibly removed from the city. Feeling hungry, Jennifer took us to a place that she goes for pinxos. These are a type of tapa. Luis and I got a platter to share so that we could taste everything. Yummy! It was quite late so we decided that it was time to go. As usual we had to drive in the ...
It seems like everywhere I turn in Madrid I am struck by another amazing sight. We live in the Principe Pio area, which houses the Palacio Real, which is just a dream castle (pictures to come shortly). It's wonderful though because every time that we walk to Sol (the amazing city center), which has become a daily occurrence, we have to walk by this gorgeous Palace. It's especially beautiful at night when it is all lit up. I just love ...
... This turned out to be a huge highlight of our trip (maybe a close second behind the Iguacu waterfalls). Due to the perfect timing of the excursion, we witnessed the most breath-taking views of Rio both in the daylight and at night. I would say that this timing, is an absolute must for anyone making the journey with the night-time view being the more overwhelmingly magical of the two. You can see the amazing natural setting of the city, the lights of which winds themselves through ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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