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Travel Blogs from Las Rozas
... Real Madrid, plays. As we are not really soccer fans, we didnīt go in but just felt the energy from all of the other fans. (Just like you can do at Lambeau Field.) Right after getting back on the bus, a gust of wind came up and carried off Mollyīs ticket that I was holding in my hand into the street! I begged the bus announcer for another one, but he said he couldnīt do it - and I would not be able to ...
... thank god when we need to. Drove from Madrid to Salamanca. We'd been told that this town was nothing real special, even that the people here are "cold". So glad we didn't listen. Arrived in our rentacar via our handy GPS, which worked superbly until we actually entered town. Drove in circles down streets too narrow for a real car, mike driving & me attempting to navigate. Ha! Finally got stopped by a streetsweeper who began ...
... fumbled her way through booking an airport transfer with the front desk clerk who couldn't speak English. It was fun to play translator!
The next day we flew to Madrid. Our flight check in process was super easy - our flight was cramped but again, uneventful.
We took a cab to our previously reserved hotel in center of Madrid and our adventure began! Let me just pause here to tell you about this hotel. Wade found it on line and it is actually classified as a ...
... Greco, and Goya. This is to be expected since these
are very famous Spanish painters.
I liked Velasquez's use of light. It was also interesting to see the
Dark paintings and wonder if Goya had gone mad or was just very
discontented with what was happening in his country. The tour flew by.
My roommate and I decided to eat in the museum's cafe. I had stuffed
tomatoes which were good but wouldn't have ...
... as far down as the Chamber of Secrets, I turn to my left after rounding the corner to another flight of stairs to see Bridget casually riding the escalator.... One word, begins with an L, ends with a Y and the middle two letters are the first and last of the alphabet ... But then again, the ratio of individuals walking these steps to riding the moving stairs was 1:200 so perhaps it was an intelligent move
4) First siesta=nap time... obsessed