Travel Blogs from Madrid
... and Australia… although we are all spain fans at
heart we decided to cheer for Australia because its apart of the commonwealth
like Canada. We left half way and made our way to the airport… here is where
interesting point number 2 started. We had to wait in line at the check in
counter to print our boarding passes because we didn’t have a printer. After
waiting for about 30 mins the lady informed us that because we had ...
... tiny cobblestoned street to our first Spanish casa!
Richard Barrow, the owner of the apt, met us and showed us around, then gave us tons of great tips on where to eat, what to see and do and other survival skills for Madrid and Spain in general. Such as, the letters 'c' and 'z' are pronounced 'th' in Spanish because several hundred years ago a King of Spain had a son with a lisp, so to save him embarrassment the King decreed ...
... we saw a number of views and then took a 20 minute ferry across to another part of Lisbon and hiked up a mountain and hung out there. The view from my hostel was absolutely spectacular especially considering how last minute I booked.
Anyway, now that my computer works I will try to be more proactive with my updates. As for the pictures they will come very shortly. I hope everyone is doing well and wish you all the best.
... and I'm feeling a little under the weather. So I settle for a stroll along the Paseo. At one end is the aforementioned Plaza de Colón, which like its namesake in Barca features Chrsitopher's Column. It also has the Torres de Colón, which apparenlty has two dubious distinctions: Firstly, it's known as "El Enchufe" or "The Plug" - see the funky weird thing on top of the two towers? It looks like ...
... to hear, but not, fortunately for her, Russian. So she would explain to us in English and then to the other lot in French. We started with a video about the history of the winery. Then we went into a tunnel where we watched video images of the vineyard through the various seasons. While we were watching we also got to smell the different smells from the different times of the year - the blossom of the vine in the spring, the smell of the burning vines in ...