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... Crown Plaza Hotel and checked in. Lovely hotel room and awesome shower. Good work Lee! I had dinner at the hotel early and then went to bed, was struggling to keep my eyes open. I did try to go for a wander but the hotel is kind of in the middle of nowhere, industrial like area. It's near the end of the runway, but far away enough to not hear the planes from the ...
... if you each ordered a full meal with only one being the stew then sharing would be ok. We wish we had done that to experience two different Madrilian dishes.
We also found time to sort out some housekeeping; had to find a tobacconist for stamps and a yellow post box followed by a search for a prepaid sim card for our phone. This took some time as a lot of the shops are shut for 2 or 3 hours in the afternoon; ...
... and of course after a few months of living here we are certainly better tour guides now, than we were in October. However, overall we had a wonderful time in Madrid and it was exciting to be living in a new city. Jon and I had enjoyed our time here when we visited in 2007 and in just a few days, we would be flying back to Madrid from Barcelona to enjoy the next few months as students. But first, Barcelona was calling our names.
... Today we learned more about the culture of Spain by playing a very popular card game called Chupate Dos; a game very similar to UNO but with more exciting rules. We also learned about the different suits in an average deck of cards here in Spain. Instead of hearts, diamonds, spaids, and clubs like a traditional deck of cards, the suits include bastos, oros, espadas and copas. Each suit represents a different aspect of the culture of Spain; for ...
... why all Malev flights (Malev is/was Hungary's national carrier!) were cancelled. I quickly found out that Malev ceased operations just like Spanair did few days ago. My god, what is Europe going into? All these are really scaring me, as if going with Chinese immigrations (that is, if I manage to catch all my flights in the midst of this chaos) won't scare me enough... Sigh.
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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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