NH Collection Paseo Del Prado
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... usually make me paranoid like no other, I just sank into my chair and listened to everyone talk as I waited for the high to wear off. Oddly enough, instead of panicking, I was completely relaxed and okay. I think over this eurotrip I've learned to relax when needed (something I usually find really difficult) and it's been working wonders for me... it also could have been the massive amounts of THC that had just exploded in my brain. But I'd still like to think ...
... advantage of arm-chairs.... After a restorative beer, we wandered the back streets of Lavapies, and eventually found another recommended cafe. It was by now around 5.30, and were hoping to grab a late, light lunch. This proved not to be possible, but we were provided with a very large pice of apple and raisin cake, which was a good alternative!
We had arranged to meet the girls at the Museo Reina Sofia at 7pm, to take advantage of the free entry (between ...
... The constant smoking in public places was also a downer, and the people in Iberia are a bit laid back and unorganized, so don’t be surprised if you arrange to meet an apartment owner at 3 o’clock, and at twenty five past three he or she rocks up with a coffee in one hand and a cigarette in the other. In many ways though, these are also good faults, they are unique and give you something to laugh about, but they also make the country ...
... a really pretty place to watch the sun set and listen to sidewalk musicians while Mike tried to get the perfect photograph.
We also spent some time at the Prado Museum, one of the greatest collections anywhere of paintings by the European masters. We rented audio guides and strolled around for an hour or two. I have to admit that paintings, no matter who paints them, do not mean much ...
... but to walk. Thankfully, at this time of year, there is a Red Cross station at the top to cope with any devoted pilgrims who need resuscitating, and also for atheistic, chunky Brits like me who need to do more exercise. It is a beautiful place; the shrine is very emotive and the view from the top of the mountain is breath-taking. At the foot of the mountain we stopped to pick fresh almonds from the trees that grow wild there. You have to smash them open with a rock and it is well worth ...
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