Travel Blogs from Leganes
Hello evereyone, we are really sorry that you are unable to see the pictures and videos of our adventure. We are running on to some technical difficulties and we're unable to upload these memories to this site. I know...what a shame! Anyhow, we are having the time of our life ...
... but to walk. Thankfully, at this time of year, there is a Red Cross station at the top to cope with any devoted pilgrims who need resuscitating, and also for atheistic, chunky Brits like me who need to do more exercise. It is a beautiful place; the shrine is very emotive and the view from the top of the mountain is breath-taking. At the foot of the mountain we stopped to pick fresh almonds from the trees that grow wild there. You have to smash them open with a rock and it is well worth ...
... s earliest (oldest) running restaurant in the world - Restaurante Botin. Founded in 1725 on Calle de Cuchilleros, 17 in Madrid. The Guinness Book of Records has this authenticated. Roasted suckling pig is the speciality here with a fabulous gazpacho to accompany our dinner. Half a bottle of rioja and some local musicians were a part of ...
... and rumble in the direction of Madrid, past fields of trees; we can't discern if they are olives or almonds or something fruit bearing. There are vines for wine, neat and grid-like in the distance, hills and towns, more fields of wind generators. The announcements are in both Spanish and English so we have no doubt that we are heading the right way. I am reading a mystery novel by the Australian writer Barry Maitland, Bright Air, recommended by my friend Liz. The ...
Note: There has been no internet access this week, so I have not been able to update this blog until today. I hope you enjoy the brief summary and
pictures from this week.
Monday, August 15th – Arrival in Madrid, Spain
On Monday morning, our group took the two hour high-speed rail trip from Valencia to Madrid.
We arrived in Madrid around 1pm and were bussed ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility