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Madrid

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  • Day14

    Komplett satt in Madrid für 3,25€

    July 16, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    Ratet wer in einen Supermarkt gegangen ist, um sich Chips zu kaufen und mit 27 Pâtisserie Teilchen für 3,25€ wieder rauskam, die dann im Dschungel von Bahnhof verspeist wurden (nein, nicht alle 27 und 20 davon waren auch eher klein....).

  • Day1

    Madrid, Espagne

    December 5, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    Petite escale avant le grand départ en Amérique du Sud 🌍🎉
    À nous le Pérou, le Chili, l'Argentine et l'Uruguay !!!
    On attend ça depuis presque 1 an, on y est enfin, y a plus qu'à kiffer ❤️

  • Day3

    Day 1. Madrid

    September 9, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Our trip started with a tapas meal.
    6 different restaurants.
    We started with anchovies which I never thought I liked...turns out I was wrong. 😁
    We ended with a shot of sweet wine that was served in the end of an icecream cone dipped in chocolate and that becomes the small shot glass! The entire evening was wonderful. Alex was our guide and was really good at explaining the food and it's significance.
    Up early tomorrow to meet the rest of our tour group!
    Great first day in Madrid!
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  • Day1

    Travel day

    November 10, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    Since we are in the carpe diem mode of travel this fall, we have added one more trip. Joe really wanted to go back to Madrid, where we lived with the kids for an academic year in 1994-95. He has been back a time or two, but not as much as I have, so it seemed reasonable. Somehow our itinerary goes from Champaign to Dallas to Madrid. I didn’t pay much attention when I was booking the tickets, but now that I have looked at a map, I can say that every one of the 813 miles between Champaign and Dallas is going away from Madrid. That means we have a VERY long flight ahead of us. No upgrade, no great seat, we will be pretty done in when we get there tomorrow.

    Of our three fall trips, this will be the easiest and most relaxed. No moving around, except that we may take a day trip to Toledo or Segovia. We will also spend next weekend out in Soto del Real, where our dearest Spanish friends live. So this should be a fun trip.

    Update — we are here! Easy taxi ride into the center. As usual, we got quite the political lesson from the taxi driver. The polls are open, for the fourth national election in four years. Things are very complicated and messy, but the consensus is that the only party that stands to gain from calling new elections is Vox, the extreme right.

    Our hotel is very nice, has a little fitness center, and Joe is going to nap while I go try out the elliptical.
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  • Apr14

    Madrid

    April 14, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    We arrived late in the evening on the bullet train from Santiago, 250km/h! We met Mark, an old friend from Budapest days, who is now a local of Madrid and used to live right near where we will be staying. He took us out for a quick beer which then became quite a lot of beer, vino and tapas.
    As a result, our first full day in Madrid started a little slowly (and still drunkenly) but we managed to get up and go to meet Mark again for breakfast and meet his wife Teresa and baby Sean for the first time.
    Then it was off to the airport to meet birthday boy Laci, arriving from Budapest. We made our way back to our flat, dumped the bags and headed out for more beer and a little exploring. Got home not too late to wait for Flóra's middle of the night arrival.
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  • Apr15

    Madrid Centro

    April 15, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Beautiful sunny day to discover Central Madrid; Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol, small streets and mercado before we arrived to the Thyssen-Bornemisza exhibition to check out some avantgarde paintings from Dali, Miro, Picasso, Braque and others. The main exhibitions inlcuding this one can be visited free on certain days/times.
    Closed the day with some drinks and more tapas at our local called La Esquina de Eusabio. Well recommended, unlimited tapas is available to grab from the bar any time, fantastic!
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  • Day3

    Retiro!!!

    November 12, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 11 °C

    We are falling into a routine of museum in the morning, and then walking for a few hours after lunch. Today we started at the National Archaeological Museum, because Joe wanted to see the Dama de Elche again (an Iberian funerary urn from the 4th Century BC). I went with some apprehension because I remembered this museum as a musty old dark place. Well, turns out there has been a total renovation and it is now one of the most airy and well-laid out museums I have ever been to. Goes from Prehistory, through Iberian, Roman, Visigothic, medieval. Displays are not crowded, with just enough info in both Spanish and English. Just gorgeous.

    After a light lunch, we spent the next several hours in the Retiro, one of the most beautiful urban parks anywhere. Lots of memories of Sunday mornings there with the kiddos. Today we hit 8 miles, so Joe decided not to call it a rest today — he is officially taking a nap.

    We have had two great dinners and are hoping the hotel receptionist is on a roll!
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  • Day4

    Guernica

    November 13, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    Museum for the day — Reina Sofía, where Picasso’s Güernica is hanging (it was in NY for many years till Franco’s dictatorship ended). Since no photos are allowed, I’m pasting in the outdoor mural of the painting in the town of Güernica close to their peacetime museum and where the actul bombing took place. No matter how you see it, it packs a real punch.

    We also went into the huge, newly cleaned Cibeles Palace. It used to be the central post office, though it boggles to mind to think a city would build a post office like that. About a decade ago, town hall was moved to this building, so it now has all city offices and city council chambers. But the public is allowed entry, and you can go up to a terrace high above the plaza for some absolutely terrific views.

    Walking home we once again wove through the Retiro, stopping near the lake to listen to the violinist playing sad autumnal songs. Such a beautiful park.
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