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Madrid Post-visit: Hike to the Edge
January 8, 2013, Day 182
6 hrs, 10.0 kms
Next destination: Southeast. There are 4 suburb within a short walking distance of each other, hopefully I can do them all in a day.
A couple more interesting things along the way... a narrow street in historical Madrid lined with clothes shops run by South Asians... what looks like a the ruins of a cathedral from outside, but inside is a beautiful library with a glass ceiling ...
... it a easy on our last day in Madrid. For lunch we went to the oldest restaurant in the world, we had been in it during our walking tour but decided to go back and try the suckling pig a Spanish tradition. Our Uncle who is Spanish had spoken of the sucking pig so what better place to try it than the oldest restaurant! We were both a bit apprehensive as to how it would taste and it we actually liked it but it was so so oh so yummy! We possibly over ordered a bit as we shared half ...
... building and you can understand why as the work inside these palaces is amazing very intricate designs with Arabic writings on the walls. Also a wall 102deg that points to Mecca. Spain and Portugal is well advanced in the quest for solar energy with wind farms and towers doting the landscape. Next stop Valencia and Barcelona the end of the tour is approaching. Both of us have had enough history ...
... and had writing on it in all different languages. Some of the text I could understand said "No words to describe our pain", "Peace" and "Love". It was very moving although not impressive visually. At the main entrance of the memorial there were 200 names on a wall which were the victims of the bombing. We started feeling hungry again so we walked to the same markets that I had gone to the previous day for dinner. This time I didn't hold back and ...
... s (where soon 2 of her sisters and their gazillon children soon met us). To be honest, I could not have wished for a better arrival. Her dad lives in a beautiful house in a Madrid suburb names Pozuelo. Not only does Santo, her dad, speak no English he decided to rub it in my face that he has a new iphone5 and ipad - the man is 71 years old.