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Madrid

Getting Orientated

Our final evening in Salamanca was lovely. We walked through the cobbled streets to the main square which was lit up for Christmas. The main present giving day in Spain is the 5th of January so the atmosphere is still very festive. At around 7.30 we decided to have some dinner and walked in and out of several places miffed as to why none of them were serving menu food. Finally one of the waiters reminded us that dinner is served much later in Spain by writing 9.30 on a piece of paper. We decided against staying up for dinner and settled for a hot chocolate which was absolutely delicious - Max Brennar has nothing on Spanish hot chocolates.

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The next day we packed up and caught the metro and train to Madrid. We are staying in a little apartment in Chueca shown below.

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When I get home I love sitting on this couch and reading on my kindle.

The next day we visted Segovia and Avila. On the way we saw The Valley of the Fallen which mum was very pleased about.
Segovia was gorgeous; they claim (as well as the Germans) that the Disney castle was based on this palace. The building has a very interesting Moorish history and the interior decorations are a Islamic-Christian blend.

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Avila had an aquaduct which I enjoyed seeing after years of building them in the Rome and Cleopatra computer games when I was little.

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Yesterday mum and I had a very relaxing New Years day walking through the main park and streets of Madrid and having a New Year Days feast.

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I would love to write more in more detail but our first Spanish class is about to start (I am on the computer at the school) so until next time.

Posted by SusannahBinsted 00:12 Archived in Spain

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