Novotel Madrid Puente de la Paz
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... own worlds.
After about an hour, I really felt the sun beating down on my shoulders. The south of Spain gets HOT, no wonder they have siesta... the most wonderful of things.
I somehow found myself on the Main Street where my hostel was. What?!?
Disappointed that I didn't get further, I decided the universe was telling me to take a break and rest up before going back out. So, that's what I did. More reading, iced coffee, and ...
... suburb of Chueca, and found a rather nice restaurant, where Liz had Fish & Chips! As we left, and made our way back to the flat, the streets were filling with jubilant Real Madrid fans - delighted by their Spanish Cup Final victory that evening over Barcelona.
We were back at the flat shortly before midnight......just in time to say good night to the girls, who were off clubbing. They didn't return until 4.30am, so I'm not sure they will be doing much today!
... looking very promising for our last 24 hours abroad, with fine and sunny conditions foretasted, and a top temperature of 28 degrees recorded.
I woke at approximately 10AM, and after the rest of the family woke around a half hour later, we were ready to dig our teeth into another high quality breakfast. We did so at "La Pepa" café, like yesterday, and at around about a quarter to twelve, we were in the car with the suitcases packed and we were ready to ...
... and catching up with a friend (Gary) of a friend (Jackie Hayes) for a drink. He has put us onto a great little restaurant that we will be trying tomorrow night after a planned trip to Toledo. It is all very exciting but one has to watch for pickpockets in Spain as it is estimated that there are 200 at work in the subways at any given time. Hence the heightened police presence around public transport places. Well, that's it from us for ...
... in Spain. He is a student in Holland and immediately gave me his details so we could meet up when I go to Holland later in my trip. He was so sweet and I could identify with his eagerness to connect with a fellow South African. He’s been away from home for a couple of months and he and his dad decided to come visit him. How sweet is that? I so understand the need to connect with something from home. In our brave travels we do need a few certainty anchors too. Anyways, ...
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