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Travel Blogs from Madrid
... in the glorious sunshine. It's properly scorching and I'm thankful we're not here in the height of summer when temperatures soar into the mid-40s. It's a very manageable 28 degrees in the shade, but still roasting as we sit in the direct glare, yesterday's cooling breeze long banished.
A post-lunch perambulation around the genteel tranquility of the nearby Botanical Gardens precedes our next splash of culture at the Museo de Reina Sofia, which ...
... we tried to get into Kapital which is a club where there are 7 floors and each floor has a different genre of music playing, but unfortunately, they are extremely picky about who they let in and so we weren't dressed up enough or weren't spanish enough to be let in. Regardless, our last night in Madrid was still reallly fun!
Then on Sunday before heading back to Granada we went to Toledo which is the oldest city in ...
... especially the americans, again) were very friendly and good fun to chat to. I met a retired American couple who were not much older than me. They told me they now live in Mexico and, if my travels take me that way I should look them up.
Some of the Madrid-ians weren't all that friendly. Having said that I did meet one very friendly local called Karina (Picture below).
We spent 5-1/2 hours in the Prado.
What an overwhelming number of amazing paintings! I'm very surprised
our backs were able to cope but they did and we enjoyed it very much.
Who knows if we'll ever be able to come back so we undertook a
The correct Spanish pronunciation of "Madrid" is a lot harder than you would probably imagine. Impossible!
ANYWAYS. Such a long and tiring weekend but in such a beautiful city. The weather was absolutely amazing! There were so many things to see and do, but I think my FAVORITE things from this past weekend are the following:
1. Reina Sofia museum: OH MY. It was an optional activity, early in ...