Petit Palace Madrid Aeropuerto Hotel
Travel Blogs from Madrid
... I was so busy aimlessly following people, I just spun around a few times and picked the street that looked the most promising. I don't know how I keep finding my way around, I literally have just been leaving everything up to the universe this entire trip. But apparently it has my back, so why fight it?
I don't know how, but I ended up at the hostel an hour later. At this point every time I reach a destination I just smile and look up, not to thank ...
... rooms are almost exactly as when Sorolla and his family lived there around the time of the first world war, and they are all used to exhibit his works....of which there are hundreds of examples. We could easily go again - not just for the experience, but also because it is an absolute bargain at only 3 Euros!
After Sorolla we wandered eastwards, not quite sure whether to stop for a drink. Eventually we decided to take the Metro to the Retiro gardens - a huge area of ...
... district where Hemingway was a frequent visitor when he lived there, so frequent in fact that one of the restaurants has as a claim to fame "Hemingway NEVER ate here".
On the second day we both were a bit sick which meant we mostly stayed in the hotel room. We've had really good health the whole trip so we have otherwise done really well. So anyway it was not so great being in the centre of ...
... for dinner. Frankly, the wait staff even allowing us in wearing dirty shorts, unwashed t-shirts and reeking of sweat is a decidedly charitable act to begin with, but then we got served up our most delicious meal in Spain so far. Delicioso! Probably something to do with the fact it was my first steak since going omnivore again - I was gripping the steakknife so hard in jaw-pleasure than I bent it a little.
The next day we went north of Madrid instead of south, ...
... a guy who read poetry about humanity in front of a series of powerful images. I was hooked, but unlike Britain’s Got Talent which can get us hooked for being car-crash TV (you know you shouldn’t look but you can’t help it), it was the actual talent that captivated me. Roll on “Si tu que vales 2014”!
And so “Roll On!” my next holiday, which is a week in Seville in July. I met several members of Eugenio’s family on my last trip to ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility