NH Parque Avenidas
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... for a few months. After a year of hitchhiking through Asia and Europe, he's still going strong.
After talking about travel, happiness, and how his serious six year college degree is now a joke, I asked him where would be the best place to go at night. The hostel was offering a pub crawl, but I wanted to go and do my own thing away from the people here.
"Well me and some of the staff are going to see flamenco jazz at 9:30 if you want to tag ...
... family, a French couple, and a small German group. The house had been updated somewhat since the 17th century, but there was much of interest, and the guide provided some wonderful tales from the life of Lopez de Vega. Incidentally, he wrote around 1,000 plays, of which 400 are still in existence. He married several times, had enormous numbers of mistresses and children, became a priest in his latter years (albeit with a mistress), and lived well into his seventies. Quite ...
... standing nearby. Arrived at the very impressive Royal Palace, although the current king refuses to live in such an ornate place or wear a crown. The rooms are maintained as a museum to how it was when it was lived in. An amazing amount of detail and decoration in every room with porcelain, silk, gold & silver just part of what was used to decorate every ...
... we even started singing one of the famous songs and got a large number of locals to join in). But fast forwarding to 8 am the next morning we were all in our reserved seats (when I say reserved I mean we had been sitting there since about 5:30 am) that were on a corner so we could see the runners and bulls turn the corner and basically get the largest view of the run ...
... while here.
We visited the Plaza Major where we had a (mediocre) lunch then off to have a look at the Puerta del Sol Plaza (Gate of the sun). This plaza is the centre, aka Km 0, from which distances are measured for the Spanish roads network. The most interesting thing we saw at that plaza were the illegal street vendors trying to avoid the police.
We had an early night.