El Rastro

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  • Day14

    Hostal Bianco

    April 8, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    When I arrived at my hotel in Madrid it was nearly midnight and the taxi drove up this dark narrow alley that looked a bit dodgy! I found my way up the stairs to the reception of the hostal (the name for small cheap hotels). After resorting to using Google translate, as the night staff spoke no English, I checked into my room.

    It was pleasantly large and the bathroom was new and very clean. The shower turned out to be one of the best so far. I was a little disappointed that my window opened onto an internal courtyard but as I later found out, this was a really good thing. The alley that looked empty and dodgy on a Wednesday night became a hive of people, lights and small tapas bars on Thursdays to Sundays.

    I chose the hotel because it was cheap with good reviews and close to the Puerto del Sol, the Times Square of Madrid. The location was perfect for me, walk five minutes one way to the square and all the tourist attractions, walk the other way and I was in the middle of alleys and little local squares filled with restaurants, bars, and flamenco theatres. All for only 60€ a night ($90 NZD) and given I was only in it for a max of 7 hours to sleep it was just right.
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  • Day1

    Día 1: Madrid-Atenas

    July 28 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Empieza la aventura!! Grecia there we go 🇬🇷🇬🇷
    Con 40 minutos de retraso nuestro vuelo a Atenas finalmente sale. Contra toda espectativa (menos por el despegue) Laura y Ana estuvieron muy tranquilas. Nos dieron de comer en el avión y cuando nos dimos cuenta estamos llegando al aeropuerto.
    Allí nos recogieron y nos llevaron al hotel para el check in.

    P. D: los griegos conducen a lo loco
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  • Day1

    Atlético Madrid - Málaga FC

    April 23, 2016 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    In Madrid angekommen, ging es auch direkt zum Stadion, Estadio Vicente Calderon, um uns mit Karten einzudecken. Das Stadion wird leider in der nächsten Saison abgerissen und durch ein neues ersetzt! Traurig! Ein Wahnsinns Stadion! Alleine der Anblick dieses Kolosses hat die Reise schon wert gemacht! Die Stimmung war auch super! Atletico gewann in üblicher Manier mit 1:0!Read more

  • Day8

    Atletico Madrid....

    January 14, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 6 °C

    Thanks to Andy, Kirsten and I got to go watch Atletico Madrid play Real Betis.

    It was an interesting Uber ride to the stadium with a Romanian from Pennsylvania (where the vampires are from) who used to work in Dubai. It was dampened somewhat by his trying to drive off with the backpack and me running down the highway on ramp trying tonged it back. But we got there safely and just in time for kick off.

    We only got to watch the first half but that included the goal (only one in 90 minutes) so we didn't miss anything.

    Kirsten clapped for the whole time and wanted to know when it was our turn to play. She was disappointed that we didn't get a turn. I was just glad we didn't freeze to death. It was icy cold at the top of the stand but all in all a great night out.
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