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  • Day2

    Flying to Madrid

    December 31, 2019 in Spain ⋅ 🌙 0 °C

    From the pension to the bus station. Departure at 6:28. Easy process in the pleasant airport of Seville. Nice flight in a propeller plane. On time. About 4 hours in Barajas. Nice: reading, fixing problems at home.Read more

  • Day1


    November 25, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    E anche quest'anno Christina ed io facciamo un viaggio insieme ed abbiamo scelto Madrid come meta. L'attesa come sempre è lunga, ma finalmente giunge il giorno della partenza...
    Partiamo da Venezia che ha sempre un suo fascino, ed arriviamo a destinazione con mezz'ora di anticipo.
    Una breve corsa con l'ormai testato Uber e siamo in centro città.
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  • Day8


    December 2, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 10 °C

    E siamo ora veramente alla fine della nostra vacanza. Questa mattina facciamo ancora un giretto fino alla Porta del Sol e riusciamo a fare ancora alcune compere...
    E' stata una bellissima settimana, ci siamo divertite ed abbiamo visto tantissime cose. Abbiamo sempre mangiato bene e ci siamo anche coccolate andando dal parrucchiere e non facendoci mancare nulla. Abbiamo camminato, camminato e camminato...
    Alla prossima!!
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  • Day4

    Monday, Madrid

    September 25, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    Little sleep on the flight over and we walked forever to wait in the customs line. When my turn came, the passport officer said not a word, but stamped my passport and I was on my way. Found an ATM that worked so got a few euros, and got assistance from tourist info to reach my hotel. Got to learn how to dial in this country. I'll try 011 in front of the number next time.

    At hotel, checked in and ready to take a metro to Puerto del Sol for food and sight seeing.

    Took the metro, but had lots of trouble finding it. I used my limited Spanish and was successful. Plazas Sol and Major were big and crowded . Folks here smoke more than Americans do and was it obvious. Tapas are wonderful and I made a meal of what I got. Rick steves audio guide gave me some difficulty as I had to restart often as the volume died.

    Anyway, after a fashion I realized that I gotta take a nap so all for now.

    Two hours and I feel great. Hope I can get some shut eye later. I've also learned that the Spanish have trouble giving directions that make sense. For example the directions I got this am for the metro seemed pretty simple...straight, then make a left. He even gave me a map. Wrong way as I had to ask multiple times and had all sorts of twists and turns before arriving at the metro, and finding a supermarket with directions proved to be an around the block twice effort. Go straight he says, but the street curved to the right. I found it and had a wonderful tuna salad sandwich for dinner.

    All for today...
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    Puerta del Sol?

    Dan and Arlene


  • Day16

    Laddar batterierna

    September 13, 2016 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Nu har vi mellanlandat i Madrid. Flygresan hit var både trång, obekväm och turbulent men huvudsaken är att vi kom fram iallafall.

    Nu sitter vi och laddar både våra egna och mobilernas batterier och vädrar fötterna i förebyggande syfte inför nattflyget till Lima.

    Egentligen skriver vi bara ett inlägg för att Fredrik vill ha en till plutt på kartan 😁 det är tydligen coolt att ha varit på många ställen!

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    Om någon, någonsin vill följa vår resrutt måste de ju veta vart vi mellanlandat!! /Fredrik


    PUSS PUSS från Kerstin


    Kul att veta ❤ puss o kram

  • Jul15

    Headed Home

    July 15, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    We’re at Madrid airport, waiting for our flight to Atlanta. We returned to Santiago by bus on Sunday — no more walking! We had the rest of the day, and yesterday, to do our laundry and do some sightseeing. We also visited a couple of our favorite restaurants.

    The interior of the cathedral is empty of the pews and the massive organ pipes; scaffolding and plastic cover the walls. It’s being readied for 2021, the next Holy Year (when St. James’ birthday, July 25th, falls on a Sunday). The exterior was completed last year, and the Portico of Glory at the old entrance is now open to the public. This is the first time I was able to see the Portico, on my third trip to Santiago. But no photos were allowed, sorry!

    We had a great trip, no injuries or crises, and we’re actually feeling great. And now it’s time to go back to the “real world.”

    Thanks for coming along!

    Laurie and John
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    john martin

    Enjoyed following you both on your Camino Norte journey. Loved all the photos you shared and look forward to seeing you both back in San Antonio 🙏

    Greg Beeber

    Hi Laurie and John, have a safe trip home. Let us know when you are settled back into your routine in SA and we can coordinate on a time to get together. Thanks, Greg and Fran

    Haley Camino 2018

    We’ll do that, Greg! Today we unpack...

    Greg Beeber

    That sounds good. Enjoy your first days at home and we look forward to hearing from you. My email is if you want to reach out directly. Take care.

  • Day2

    Madrid nach Bogota

    March 6, 2019 in Spain ⋅ 🌧 10 °C

    Gleich beginnt das Boarding für unseren langen 10 Stunden Flug. Das Tablet mit vielen Filmen, Magnesium, viel Trinken und Reisestrümpfe liegen bereit. Es kann losgehen 🛫

    Überraschung: Philipp hat XL Sitze gebucht 🥳 so lässt sich der lange Flug doch gut aushalten 👌🏻Read more

  • Day13


    June 4, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 75 °F

    Phoenix overnight to London, manhandled (in a nice, polite way) through security (Trump is in England now and they told me we can have him back, thank you) ran to catch my connecting flight to Madrid on Iberian airlines - a plane full of impossibly good-looking Spanish people, even the ones older than me -Then all the rigmarole with finding my checked bag (they wouldn't let me carry on my walking poles, even though I could disable somebody more easily with my fists than with those light weight poles), figuring out the European SIM card for my cell phone, getting Euros, taxi, hotel, wake up call at 5am to take an Uber back to the airport for my flight to Porto, Portugal. The details can be challenging for me, but I'm happy to be here!

    I got an international calling plan on my phone before I left and a Spanish SIM card at the Madrid airport. But like every time I go overseas, I can't remember how to call or message people in the US with my GD phone.
    Nothings seems to work. Tips welcome.

    5 June: the first "etapa" of my Camino: walking about 4 miles though "el Catedral" de Madrid airport to my gate at 5:15am. I'm the only "pilgrim" here.
    As we boarded the plane, a group of business men behind me were singing. Now I'm on the plane and the two German men sitting next to me spontaneously sang a song and then went back to chatting. You know you're not in the U S anymore when random groups of people burst into song in public.
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  • Day2

    Uz lidostu

    March 5, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 7 °C

    Uz lidostu pa lēto var tikt vai nu ar Airport Express Bus pa 5 eur vai ar vilcienu C1 pa 2,60. Izvēlējos braukt ar vilcienu, jo kāpēc gan ne. Pa ceļam uz staciju vēl paguvu aplūkot pielijušās Madrides šaurās ieliņas un secināt, ka šeit visiem patīk, ka ir zaļumi. Daudz un dažādi zaļumi. Visur. Arī centrālajā stacijā pa vidu ir veseli tropi, kur dzīvo bruņurupuči un karpas. Braucot ar vilcienu var secināt, ka arī Madridē ir guļamrajoni, tikai šeit tie nav pelēki kā Rīgā, bet gan ķieģeļu sarkani. Vilciens tevi aizved uz T4 termināli, bet tev vajag uz T2 termināli. Nav skāde! Starp termināļiem kursē bezmaksas autobuss, kas atiet ik pēc 5 minūtēm un nogādā kurā terminālī tev vajag. Vienīgā skāde ir, ka T2 terminālī nakts laikā notiek remontdarbi un pagulēt laikam neizdosies.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Barajas de Madrid, Barajas, MAD