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... we gave up on the Reina Sofia and decided to venture back to our hotel. Not keen on the long and hot walk back, we decided to try our luck on the Metro, the ticket machines are well setup for tourists, language selectable, we easily navigated our way through the menus and purchased our tickets. Something I'm sad to say we in Melbourne do have on offer. Walking back from the train station we stopped a small ...
... with tapas at a local market, mercado de San miguel. By 1pm the Spanish sun shone bright on us and we explored the old royal residence and the beautiful park and gardens; and much to my surprise spotting not tens but what must be at least one hundred turtles in the lake. (Wildlife is the other reason I love to travel!) What a perfect way to finish off our last day in Europe.
So after I got back from my last loop, I told Beatriz that I wanted to see some Flamenco and she found an authentic Spanish dance theater production called Adali that was being performed at a place called Matadero Madrid. I was extremely excited about this and glad that I wasn't going to have to brave the flamenco shows/bars in the city center all by my lonesome! Beatriz said this would be a much better choice and I trusted her opinion 100% (plus ...
... school on that Monday, with no special events. Here in Spain it is much different.
Columbus Day in Spain always falls on the 12th of October. If it is a weekday, you get that day off from school. This year it fell on a Sunday, so we weren't so lucky. Columbus Day in Spain is also a pretty big celebration. Our teacher told us about a parade that occurs on Paseo de la Castellana, which is one street over from where I live. I woke up early and met my friend Shannen as we ...
In the evening we walked to the Metro station that we needed for the airport, not far from the hotel, so we would not get lost in the morning, as we had an early flight to Barcelona. Then we had our last tapas in Spain and toasted a thanks for an absolutely wonderful trip!
The bags were packed and we were ready to go, just like three months ago, but this time in the opposite direction, and to home.
It has been a great ...