Travel Blogs from Madrid
Marjetice, ciklame, brsteča drevesa, zelena travica in 20°C. Pomlad je definitivno že prišla v Španijo. Čeprav so jutra in večeri precej hladni, se čez dan sprehajamo v kratkih rokavih. Poleti mora biti vročina ubijalska; zdi se mi, da smo izbrali ravno pravi čas za obisk Španije. Je pa kar tež …
... pine forest which did not look as healthy as the central north island ones. We then began a series of ascents and desents through wide valleys - think central otago big sky country again and saw more stock in a couple of hours than the rest of spain. However the cattle, scrawny sheep and a few horses were still thin on the ground by nz standards. We passed through several rural service towns and one coal mining area. Why do ...
... The buildings were beautiful boroque architecture with intricate wrot iron balconies in front of every window. Our first stop was to exchange money at a rate of 1.4 USD for 1 Euro. Ouch! But it is what it is and we continued our day to go see some of the city sights.
First we saw the Plaza Mayor, with plenty of cafes to stop and eat at. Walking through narrow backstreets, we wandered our way to the Palacio Real, a beautiful palace across from a ...
... I’ll get to Valencia when I get to Valencia. I hope that Lizzy, who is meeting me at the airport, sees my emails and doesn’t get too worked up about the wait. All in all, it is a good day, I made it to Spain with only one minor hiccup and I now know not to fly Iberia in the future. It is weird to not have a phone or free internet, but I think the challenges it presents will teach me patience and new ways to ...
Carrera Marca (11/11/12)
On Sunday 11th November, along with my friends Kristen Spillane & Teresa Tejado, we ran in the annual 'Carrera Marca' - a fun run with a route of 10km starting at the Real Madrid stadium in the north of the city, Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, and finishing in the south at Athletico Madrid's Estadio Vicente Calderón.
There were two teams made up of around 8,500 keen runners, once registered ...
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