Novotel Madrid Campo De Las Naciones
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It was such a short layover, only 19hrs or so. We arrived in the afternoon and departed early morning the next day. So it was just normal that we wanted to seize the day. After dropping our luggage in the room, checked messages and messaged those important people in our lives, like boyfriend and family that we have reached safely, changed to …
... was going to be entirely motivated and
changed in every aspect to move onto what ever was next. Tamar said it was ok
to be sad because emotions are ever changing. I think I was moved by everything
abuela had said, I was so thankful for the amount I had grown, the people I
have met, the things I have saw, the laughs… everything, and I was sad it was
ending. I finished up packing and went to bed pretty late although catching an
early flight tomorrow.
... I also watched parts of Frozen (which I've already seen) and slept.I've had pretty good impressions of Heathrow so far. I didn't have to go through customs because I'm not actually going to be leaving the airport. They did have some weird thing where all your liquids have to fit in a SMALL plastic bag (instead of the gallon-size d one the US allows), which I barely passed. My flight doesn't have a gate yet so I'm just hanging out. I got through security and ...
... Goya, Rubens, Murillo, Titian, El Greco, among others. The collection was overwhelming and we only got to see a small portion of the artwork on display, but we did manage to hit the suggested highlights!
The following day was another day of sightseeing, this time taking in the Plaza Mayor, Mercado de San Miguel (upscale covered market where they serve tapas and wines & beer to chatting, happy partakers!), the oldest door ...
... to the Spaniard who invented siestas. Ok, maybe siestas are actually Islamic in origin, but clearly this is a place in which a four hour nap in the middle of the afternoon does not mean you miss out on the city beat. Other than sleeping, eating seems to be an honored tradition in this country much along the lines of hobbits in J.R.R. Tolkein's Lord of the Rings. (There's a great line ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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