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  • Sep17

    Villeguillo To Alcazarén

    September 17, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Another day of pine forest paths. The day after having a feast put on by the local bar owner last night, Paul was having a hard day walking, suffering from last nights feast. Most of us are not too hungry today.

    Having a bit of a rest at our new albergue tonight. Tomorrow a 24 km day.

    Rob Lassche, there are a few pics of listings that you have to move fast on!Read more

  • Day8

    2. Tag in Madrid

    August 11, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    Um 8:45 Uhr standen wir heute morgen an der Bushaltestelle - heute müssten wir nur 17 Minuten warten 😃👍

    Einfach toll wenn man schon so früh in der City ist - eine Ruhe die man später nicht mehr findet.

    Unser Ziel war heute der „Parque de el Retiro“ mit seinen verschiedenen Sehenswürdigkeiten wie z. B. Das Monumento Alfonso XII.

    Der Höhepunkt heute war allerdings die Besichtigung des „Königlichen Palastes“ PALACIO REAL.
    Hier kam Amy voll auf ihre Kosten und konnte nicht genug bekommen.

    Um 16:00 Uhr kamen wir dann wieder auf dem Campingplatz an und ließen es dann mal richtig ruhig angehen.

    Vor dem Abendessen dann noch eine schöne Runde in den Pool um die körperlichen Temperaturen wider zu normalisieren 😎
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  • Apr20

    Madrid Parques

    April 20, 2019 in Spain ⋅ 🌬 14 °C

    Final days of Madrid were a little rainy but relaxing so we are ready to arrive to Hungary to arrange some wedding things.
    We walked in some parks, saw a temple moved brick by brick from Egypt, visited the Reina Sophia exhibition, expereinced La Santa Semana processions (Catholic Easter tradition when scarily dressed people walk on the streets), had some more drinks and tapas.
    We had a great time for the first part of our holidays in the Iberian penensula.
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  • Day1525

    Passing Through

    January 31 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    Whilst looking for flights to Mexico I found it much cheaper to book our journey with a stop off in Madrid. After a quick flight we collect our luggage and jump on the tube to our Airbnb it was a couple of changes but nothing too complicated but on arrival we couldn't gain access. After numerous phone calls i suggested we go and grab a beer and a bite to eat. Across the road is an Irish bar so we head in and after fish and chips and a G & T and a few emails i finally get the access code. We finish up and after dropping the bags off and a quick shower we head out to explore the city of Madrid by night.
    Madrid is so romantic with its beautiful architecture, wonderful aromas and windy streets we strolled for a couple of hours enjoying a coffee along the route. We arrive in the Plaza de Jacento and i stumble across Paw Patrol, Mario and his friends I willingly have my photo taken with them and as i go to walk off they start shouting at me in Spanish they start to give chase and Im literally being chased by the whole crew of them I dart down alittle side street and down a small cobbled alley to find a lovely traditional Spanish restaurant offering the best Patatas Bravas in the world, How could we resist. I started chatting to the girls on the table next to us and had overheard the conversation that she had just been living near mexico city for six months and told them we were going to the town of Queretaro and she couldnt believe it as thats exactly where she had been. She told us how beautiful it was and the many beautiful places there were to visit. We buy an ice cream as we walk through the Theatre distict before heading back to the hostel to get a decent nights sleep.
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  • Day1526

    Retiro to Mexico

    February 1 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    I've decided to go to Parque de El Retiro. We have a few hours to spare before we head to the airport. The park is filled with stunning architectural monuments and statues. Struggling to find a coffee bar we eventually stumble across one . The lady wasn't open but said the coffee machine would be five minutes before it was ready so we waited while watching the local college practice boat racing on the man made lake. A little further through the park is the Monument to Alfonso, a brilliant arch filled with beautiful carvings. In the park used to be a zoo , with bears and various animals but thankfully was no more. They still have peacocks here . A further walk leads us back towards the Airbnb and a bite of breakfast and collection of suitcases and were waiting for the bus to the airport. When we board the tickets with 10 journeys on isn't valid and we have to pay a furthere 5 euro each.We make it to the Airport well on time and finally on our way again. Long haul flights are like childbirth, painful but we'll worth it at the end. After a long haul we arrive and after what seems like forever the guys pull up.
    It's a really strange thing the connection I have with these adoptive children I meet, but the feeling of joy when I'm reunited with Diana and finally getting to meet Oscar and Violetta is indescribable. After getting picked up we had gone back to Oscars parents to change cars, Oscar was in his dad's car because only cars with a Mexican plate can drive in Mexico city at certain times.
    I'm surprised at the fact they still have a tree up, but Christmas isn't officially over until the 2nd . We briefly meet Oscars gran and mum and then a two hours drive and once we arrive it was straight to bed.
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  • Sep16

    Nava de la Asunción To Villeguillo

    September 16, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    A vary nice walk today thru pine forest again. Our first stop was the city of Coca, which had a very nice castle. The castle was built by Moors on the orders of Bishop Alonso de Fonseca who had been given permission to build by Juan II.

    Our final destination, is the village of Villeguillo. Here is a tiny bar, run by the famous keekay. When we arrived, he asked what we wanted for supper, we all said fish. At 7:00 we went there, and he brought out a fish dinner that would feed 10! There was also a huge salad that we could not finish. It all was huge but marvellous. We were also joined tonight by Gerard from Ireland.

    Tomorrow 18 Kms to Alcazarén.
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  • Day14

    Flamenco Night

    April 8, 2017 in Spain ⋅ 🌙 19 °C

    I went on a late afternoon walking tour (I was the only one on it!) and Tatiana, the guide, recommended I go to a Flamenco show at a place called Villa-Rosa that was only a few minutes walk from my room. The show didn't start until 10.30pm as all things are late here! I think that because the guide was with me, they gave me a prime table right on the edge of the stage.

    What a fantastic show it was. I didn't really know what to expect but it exceeded all what I thought it would be. The drama and passion of the performers was just the most incredible thing. They sang songs and played the guitar and although I didn't understand a word of It, you could feel the emotion they were investing. The tension in their bodies and faces as they danced, their clothes whirling around and their feet a blur of movement. No flash was allowed on cameras but I am so glad the one on my phone seems to cope well in low light. Choosing just a few photos to share here was a challenge.
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  • Day2

    Madrid Tag 2

    November 2, 2019 in Spain ⋅ 🌙 14 °C

    Nach einer ruhigen Nacht und einem ausgiebigem Frühstück machten wir uns auf zum Stadtrundgang, jedenfalls soweit/soviel es unsere Beine zuließen. Per Pedes ging es vom Hotel Richtung Parque de El Retiro. Das ist wohl der Central Park bzw. der Tiergarten Madrids. Hier schien ganz Madrid auf den Füßen zu sein, Menschen über Menschen. Genau wie dann auch in der Altstadt. Jeder Madrilene und Tourist war wohl draußen. Aber als Berliner ist man das ja gewöhnt, wenn man sich bei uns die City mit Alex und Unter den Linden anschaut. Madrid hat rund 3,22 Mio Einwohner (Berlin rund 3,61). Wichtig - Nahrungsaufnahme. Ab in eine kleine Nebenstraße und in ein einheimisches Lokal. Leckere Scampi mit Knoblauch in heißem Öl, dazu Rotwein. Mit genügend Bettschwere ging es dann zur Pause wieder ins Hotel.
    Ohne konkretes Ziel schnappten wir uns dann vorm Hotel ein Taxi und baten den Chauffeur um eine Empfehlung zu einer Tapasbar. Gefragt, gefahren... Pulpo & Co mit viel Vino Tinto waren das Ergebnis einer Sammlung von diversen Vorspeisen. Ausklingen ließen wir den Tag bei ein bisschen Käse und Schinken..
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Retiro, Districte de Retiro, Ռետիրո, レティーロ, Retiro distritu

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