Posada del Dragon (Madrid)
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... thing with Spain is life schedule. People have lunch after 2, dinner after 9 and everything seems to shut down from 4 to like 7, creating some eery emptiness in plazas and streets. Things get very lively around dinner time and after. Parks become full of socialising between friends and family every day. Punks, yes punks, are around in groups with Mohawks and all. They seem friendlier though. You feel as if you could rely on them to babysit. The other thing that comes to mind is ...
... Buzzing with people it is a "festival" - the feast of San Isidro. Last time we were in Madrid in 1976 it was the feast of San Antonio. At least Catholicism can make a good excuse for parties.
After an obligatory beer and complimentary tuna/ potato salad with the locals watching Raffa on the TV at a very downtown tiny bar, we cracked a Rioja reserve 2009 [Fredrico Paternina for $11] and then finally got ...
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... these amazing sights.
- many streets are broad and bustling. Some are narrow and bustling.
- Madrid loves sweeping tree-lined boulevards.
- And fountains!!!!
- the locals love motorbikes. They weave in and out of the bustling traffic with riders of all ages, sexes and attire ( although I can't yet recall any fully-leathered bikie to date)
- this is a city of and for pedestrians. The central area is a higgeldy-piggledy array of narrow streets and ...
... to see
if John had been by but, again, no luck!
So, I went running back to Alicia and the other two kids. Alicia, in the meantime, had bought all the
kids a pastry to induce a quick sugar high and make our search time
easier. While stuffing Ian full of
chocolate, what to my wondering eyes should appear but a tall American with a
baby on his back on the other side of the street. I left Alicia with the three kids and ran