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Travel Blogs from Madrid
... and ¨The Drinkers¨ by Velasquez; and ¨Saturn Devouring One of His Sons,¨ and ¨Great He Goat¨ by Goya. Dinner was homemade stirfry to keep it cheap and simple.
We slept in super late this morning and were absolutely exhausted...partly from the jet lag but more so from the 95 degree heat + humidity has been stelaing our energy. The heat has been making walks across Madrid more tiresome than we anticipated, and is brutal from 3-6 ...
... to a gentleman, Chris, from New Orleans who was studying in Vienna. He had been in Europe for several years and was very talkative. He told me many tips and tricks and of his many adventures and flights over the years. He is hoping to stay in Europe if he can find work, but also said that he loves the US and wouldn’t mind going back. We arrived in Madrid after what I would consider a smooth flight only to find out that ...
... and it was just amazing. They had a heated swimming pool and a huge beauty area (I avoided that at all costs). My final marathon in Amsterdam was super challenging but highly rewarding. We started and finished in The Olympic Stadium which made all of the miles well worth it. Here is the start of the race. I'm the one with the sore legs!
I want to talk to you all about something. I know that when you’re ...
... the off by going to the carnival in the Tuileries Gardens, and bid adieu to them as they headed to Provence.
We met up with Delphine and had a drink at the Tour Montparnasse, the view was unbelievable! Delphine's husband and son were extremely kind, as they invited us over for dinner at their apartment just five minutes' walk from the tower. We had a truly extraordinary time with them (another tasty meal in France), and can't thank them enough for all the ...
27 March, 2012
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spent the day on Monday enjoying some of Madrid's finest outdoor parks (parque). The most famous park in Madrid is the Retiro (translation: retreat or place for relaxation). There are many fountains and beautifully manicured gardens. See attached picture of Madrileños and tourists enjoying the rowboats in a small lake.
The city of Madrid has heavily invested ...