Pullman Madrid Airport & Feria
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... good friend. He didn't want to part with it but 60 euros would be way too much, especially as there is no guarantee we can get it on our Delta flight tomorrow. Well, guess what?! The attendant said we could bring it on the plane as hand luggage with no charge! The stewardess recognized it at once as a Camino hiking stick, commented that it was "muy importante" and placed it in one of the special storage bins at the front of the plane. ...
... delayed due to personal reasons". Personal reasons? Of who? The plane? The pilot? 2 more hours to wait. Delerium sets in. Sanity is lost.
Now I don´t know if you´ve ever been to Madrid airport but there´s not an awful lot there. We´re talking a handful of shops, a starbucks and a burger king. How can you fill 12 hours with that? Use your imagination, that´s how, and we are going to talk you through it now with our 23 ways to kill 12 hours at Madrid ...
... to Prada Museum. This is actually an art galley full of all the old best known artists work. There was an early version of the Mona Lisa that is attributed to a student of Da Vinci. Too many religious and allegorical paintings for us! A whole floor of Goya, some by Rembrant, van Dyke, Rubens, Titian, El Greco, Gainsborough, and many more. After 1 1/2 hours we had had enough!!
Back via Metro, by ourselves, then dinner out on the pavement ...
... city. It has skyscrapers, office blocks, McDonald's, an unfathomable subway system which even the public map for which had to be drafted by a coven of occultists and city planners during a seance with the uneasy spirit of MC Esher, using only the secret bottom layer of the Derwent 72 color pencils- you know, all the normal stuff. Normal city, right? But the whole place is run like a teenager. Doesn't get out of bed until 10, stays up late listening to music, and drives like ...
... At this particular time in May when you pick almonds, the nut inside is still soft and gooey, but very sweet. With all that climbing, and nut-smashing I needed a long siesta afterwards.
Speaking of exercise, there is a road leading out of San Martin de la Vega which has a cycle/jogging track running alongside it for several miles. But the track doesn’t actually lead to another town. It just stops at a certain point. It was never finished. As such it isn’t used ...
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