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... Madrid to get our bearings. We knew there was a walking tour the next morning so we just wandered around taking in the surroundings and chatting. It's such a beautiful city! FIND SPECIFICS HERE. it was also so good to be in the sun after back to back winters. We also discovered it is amazingly cheap here! We found a spot in the sun and paid only €2 for a beer and a tapa. It was so nice just sitting in the sun eating ...
Today we went on a Madrid Food Tour
We met our host, Joy, and eight other participants in Plaza Mayor. Three couples were from the US and one from Tiawan. He was on his post graduation trip for 40 days in Europe before beginning work. The tour went as follows:
1. Confiteria El Riojano
Calle Mayor, 10
Home-baked soletilla dunked in warm chocolate with coffee.
Soletilla are similar to sponge finger biscuits. The ...
... It is owned by the state of Spain. The royal family has not lived in the palace for almost 100 years, so it is only used for heads of state events and tourists.
It is hard to describe the palace. The first word that comes to mind is "outrageous." The ceiling frescos are beautiful, the collection of art, furniture, china, sculptures, clocks and other antiquities is amazing.
One disappointment was that photos inside the palace are not allowed so ...
Usually, on Fridays, we don't have class. However, we did have class yesterday since there are many Thursdays we have off. During the day, I went to class and afterwards, we took a tour of the Thyssen Museo, which has a fantastic collection of art. We looked at the permanent collection on our tour with Isidro (one of the professors/coordinators of the trip) and I think it was the best tour we've had yet. It wasn't too short, too long, and all the topics were ...
... to what we'd
seen everywhere else. After that we just lay down on the fake grass
in the town square for a while and used the free internet to book
accommodation for Barcelona. Pretty relaxing way to spend the day!
Walked around a bit more and had some more pizza slices before
heading back to Madrid at 7pm. Got some bread, cured ham, yoghurt and
fruit from a supermarket and headed to our new accommodation for the