Travel Blogs from Madrid
... a lot of extra chores that must be completed before we leave for the day!
We have settled in to an activities' routine of one activity a day and the park by evening. We have made it to Parque Retiro three times. After all, it's a 3 plus mile walk and a great cultural outing. The walk to the park is fun, we pass through Plaza del Sol (the center of Madrid), and we get to see everything that happens in Sol. The other day, we saw a tai chi ...
... high, and then there are four buildings close to each other that are proper skyscrapers. It's a pretty neat effect.
The border patrol guy's English wasn't very good. But he stamped the right place and now all the pages of my passport that have stamps are completely full (although I still have a number of blank pages
On the metro headed downtown (line 8). I had to think for about 15-20 minutes about which train ticket I ...
... Bosch, Titian, Tintoretto, Raphael and some other artists who were new to us but really caught our imagination. Feeling quite hungry we realised that we had been wandering around for over 5 hrs. We probably gave this our best mark for art collections (of those we had seen). In an arty mood we also visited the ...
... we had tickets booked for a Flamenco show, so we needed to have an early dinner (by Spain's standards). Gav picked a few tapas bars for us to go to and we did our own mini bar crawl, eating croquettes and other yummy morsels as we drank our way to Flamenco. A lot of fun! Flamenco was unlike anything I have ever seen before. We were seated in a very small bar, the stage was small and along two sides sat a couple of guitarists and three men on vocals and claps. I ...
... to see both guys and really cool to be taken around to the local hangouts as opposed to the tourist traps.
During the day we tried to be cultured and managed to get to some great museums, however, we both found the draw of a bed, bath and all the luxuries of city living to much and developed a massive addiction to the tv show Greys Anatomy! Mix that with long walks with Negra and occasionally venturing into Madrid we loved our time with Juan and Lula. ...
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