Hotel Villa Real
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... it's true! I was told both yesterday and today of an American girl who came here last year (to a different school). Apparently she was always on her phone and didn't want to talk to anyone, accordingly, everyone decided that all Americans are rude, but they are quick to mention that Australia is one of the friendliest countries but when I ask who else they've met from Australia they simply say 'just you'.
Definitely coming back!
* 'Treka' is actually spelt Chueca
Started the morning with the best way to explore a new city, a run. We ran past the Prado and then circumnavigated Parque de el Retiro one and a half times before heading home. Went a bit later than would normally (half seven) but with daylight saving and the sun not setting till eleven what was the point in going early. We then lazed about before having a day of just walking and exploring. Went to Templo de Debod which was ...
... time. We had dinner at a Spanish Tapas bar. We came back content and happy .
Next morning we took a half day trip to Segovia(read about it in our Segovia entry). In the afternoon we spent some more time exploring Madrid. We went to have Indian lunch again and then spent a lazy afternoon sitting in the warm sun at Isabella square. The easter procession marched past. We took a walk down to Sol. Soon it was time to head to Barcelona.
... Dalí and Picasso. Ok, to be honest we were there mostly for Picasso's famous painting "Guernica". After seeing Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Impressionist work all throughout Europe, Zack and I were very ready to appreciate some modern, Spanish artwork (which can't always be said about modern art). On the train from Madrid to Barcelona they played the movie The Ides of March, which of course was in Spanish, so everyone but me took a nap and I enjoyed ...