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TravelPod Member ReviewsNH Abascal Madrid
This hotel had a fantastic breakfast selection, the hotel itself and its facilities were great
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... dinner and randomly came across a local neighbourhood fiesta. I still have no idea what was being celebrated, I think it was a saints festival, but whatever it was it was so much fun. It all began with a big parade where they paraded the saint(?) effigy through the streets surrounded by bands, people in costumes and thronging crowds. After the parade there was a lull as everyone ate and got drinks from the many stalls set ...
... in Dublin) came to meet us for our visit to the museum Del Prado. We found some more girls from Australia, wanting go,as well....so our group increased. And would you believe that it WAS a deluge! Yes!! Pouring down rain and me with no umbrella!!! And you all know how I hate my hair getting wet!! Well, it WAS sink or swim...I sucked it up, and contemplated buying an ‘I LOVE MADRID' umbrella! But, that would thwart my yearning to buy my 'Brawley' in London! Well we ...
... was relocated to Madrid in I think the 70s. Its one of the biggest tourist attractions in the city. It was absolutely gorgeous. We took many pictures, explored, and sat in the grass to take in the sunshine. It was truly one of the best days I've had. Our group was all so happy, so united, and just so thankful to be together. We all parted ways for dinner, but met up later that night for a fun night out at la Discoteca Cats near campus.
Sunday, we all met ...
... around the city. It was hectic, as soon as we got near the city we were stuck in traffic. The freeway had so many on and off ramps which the GPS kept deciding to take us on and of course we took the wrong turns quite a few times. We found the city centre where we were staying and after going in circles for 2 or 3 times trying to follow the GPS and the lonely planet book map and F#@king Madrid drivers and their car horns, I was fried. F#@k ...
... I did) to know what they were talking about - if you've been paying attention to the news, Spain is in deep trouble, with a sky-high unemployment rate, especially for the younger generation. It also doesn't help that they've got some pretty corrupt politicians and they're in deep debt. Voting feels futile to them since they're stuck with two terrible parties, with the smaller ones barely able to compete due to their voting system. (Sound familiar?)