Palacio de los Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid

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  • Day4

    Worries & more worries...

    June 1, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 32 °C

    Breakie was curtailed somewhat by a jumbo geriatric coach party descended enmasse. Massive queues meant a couple of bowls of coco pops & croissant would have to suffice. Packed up & headed out for the dash to Madrid for 'THE FINAL' Had to check in @ the hotel first which meant a dog-log route into Madrid - nice easy motorway was replaced with a windy mountain road. Far more interesting for the driver, not so good for Liz's stomach. Plenty of pre-match build up had been downloaded to get us in the mood but as a by product caused stress - when will get there, where to park, how to arrange to meet up with people. So much to fret over you could almost forget about the match. Found the hotel & checked in at the nearby bar. Thankfully they had a room available early so we on the road before the official check in time. Tight wad managed to find free parking near the ground - catch being it closed @ 1am - fine if the game didn't go to pens. Gambled it wouldn't. Made sense - avoid metro afterwards. Into Madrid - ticket guy sorted us & off to the madness of the fan park. A euphemism - not a blade of grass in sight & as the lift ascended the massed singing could be heard. Never have I seen so many carrier bags stuffed with tinnies. Had a little explore but either too old or too sober. As it transpired I couldn't escape. 1st priority was to locate Caroline - Liz's match buddy for the night. Texted that we were outside the 'El corte Ingles entrance' Liz's phone promptly ran out of credit. Then discovered there were in fact 5 entrances. To add to the woes Gareth was struggling with the heat & wouldn't be able to make it to the fan park. All seemed to be going tit's up. Thankfully nothing quite so dramatic. Located Caroline & family. Liz sorted for watching the match @ bar with company so off to the stadium. Avoided the fan park metro & thus the crowds. All well & good but they crowded on @ the next stop anyway. Sardines doesn't come close. Surprised the train didn't bounce all the way there.Read more

  • Day3

    Day 2

    May 27, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    I slept well on my first night in my new apartment. (I commandeered the fan sitting unplugged in the hall which helped fight the Mack truck got flashes I still get) The window shade is one of the fabulous internal completely darkening ones so I was able to sleep late. My roommate is still sleeping at nearly 2pm! I went down to the panaderia on our block and got a baguette, and both chocolate and regular croissants for when she wakes up.
    I went to the pharmacy too, and bought some sunscreen, toothpaste and dos en Uno champu.

    Today we need to grocery shop and get some new pillows (the existing ones are not ideal) and we may head out to Toledo.
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Palacio de los Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid