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Madrid

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We arrived in Madrid late Sunday morning yet managed to wake up early enough for breakfast before everyone else. I had this hot chocolate & a waffle. What I realized is that the people of Madrid have a sweet tooth as it wasn’t hot chocolate it was more like drinking rich chocolate; surprisingly not as good as it sounds.

We made it to the Royal Palace before much of a line started, only a 10 min. walk from the hotel. The Palace was modeled after Versailles as the King was from Bourbon rule after the last one died without an heir. The palace was gorgeous as expected my favorite room was the throne room with crystal chandeliers. The artillery room was also quite well stocked with weaponry which was interesting to see from the renaissance period.

There are plazas everywhere in Madrid. I enjoyed going to Plaza Mayor & Puerta de Sol which at night were filled with lights and people just hanging out & talking. Shops stayed open late and restaurants only opened at 9pm for eating. Tapas bars were everywhere even though they had mostly pork and seafood.

Our first night we managed to go to a Flamenco bar called Las Tablas. I really enjoyed watching Flamenco especially in Spain. There were 2 main dancers and the guy was really funny because he was super sweaty and every time he twirled you could see sweat fly off his face into the crowd. Yuk, I’m just glad we sat far enough away to miss the spray   

 

 

 

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Written by gloriastarr

December 31, 2008 at 11:08 am

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  1. ewwwwwww!!! (to the sweaty guy of course)

    that palace sounds amazing!!

    leah

    December 31, 2008 at 11:10 pm


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