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El arranque

Madrid, Spain


Despues de 3 dias para aclimatarnos a la altura, recuperarnos del cambio de horario y conseguir los utimos articulos del equipo, partiremos hacia el norte con destino a Burgos

permalink written by  soulfighter on May 2, 2007 from Madrid, Spain
from the travel blog: 3600 kms
tagged Inicio, Madrid, Cicliscmo and Europa

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Where it all started

Madrid, Spain


First stop

permalink written by  chrishoorweg on February 2, 2002 from Madrid, Spain
from the travel blog: Places we've been
tagged Madrid

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DIA UNO - Volando de Madrid a Lima (bueno casi...)

Burgos, Spain


Hoy viajamos a Perú. Nos levantamos a las seis de la mañana para coger el autobus de Burgos (de donde somos) a Madrid. Todo va bien y estamos en Madrid a las diez y cuarto. Pillamos el autobus a la terminal cuatro. Para aquellos que no lo sepan hay un autobus que va directo desde la terminal de autobuses de la Avenida de America. No se os ocurra ir en metro!!! Es una tortura porque hay que cambiar mil veces y el autobus os deja en la puerta de la terminal. Cuesta un eurito y tarda como 20 minutos.

Bueno aquí empieza el día curioso...llegamos a la terminal cuatro con tiempo aunque tampoco demasiado. Despues de una larga cola en el mostrado para "chequear" el equipaje llegamos delante de la señorita del mostrador...

- Hola, vamos a volar a Lima

- UYYY...a Lima...me parece que va a haber overbooking...

- Nooooo...en serío?

- Si...y además me parece que va a ser totalmente imposible que voleis si no hay una cancelación masiva....hay 17 personas por delante vuestro.

Bueno, como era de esperar los simpaticos de Iberia empiezan jodiendonos...nos chinamos un poco pero tampoco mucho...sabemos que hay indemnizaciones jugosas de por medio y al fin y al cabo tenemos un mes para viajar por Perú. Nos mandan a hablar con otro tipo que nos dice que ni nos molestemos en intentar montarnos en el avión.... Es muy enrollado y se pasa un rato hablando con nosotros de chorradas a pesar de que hay una cola detrás nuestro bastante grande...al final el tipo nos dice que nos pone en los asientos de la puerta de emergencia del vuelo del día siguiente. Estos asientos son los mejores de la clase turista del avión...mucho más sitio para las piernas que en ningún otro sitio...el tipo además nos dice adonde ir para que nos pagen y nos manden a un hotel... Bueno, esto va muy rápido!!! En nada de tiempo nos pagan 1200 euros en metalico (siiiii...1200 euros en metálico, vamos mas de lo que hemos pagado por los billetes) y nos mandan a un hotel de cuatro estrellas al lado de Barajas. El hotel es el típico antro sin personalidad pero bueno nos acaban de pagar 1200 euros y solo nos vamos a retrasar un día... que más da...Dedicamos el día a cancelar el vuelo a Tarapoto que teniamos desde Lima, a tomar cañitas y a descansar. Lo peor de todo es tenernos que quitarnos de encima 1200 euros...un domingo y con todos los bancos cerrados. Al final tenemos que llamar a una amiga de Lara que vive en Madrid que pasa a recoger la pasta. No queremos llevarla a Perú porque sino vamos a parecer un banco andante...

Nos damos un paseito por el pueblo de Barajas que no parece ni Madrid y cenamos de tapas en una terracita...a las doce en la cama y con ganas de empezar el viaje (de nuevo...)

permalink written by  ivanmax on September 13, 2007 from Burgos, Spain
from the travel blog: NUESTRO VIAJE A PERU
tagged Backpacker, Peru, Madrid, Lima, Viaje, Iberia and Vuelo

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Madrid

Madrid, Spain


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permalink written by  antodelpino on March 4, 2010 from Madrid, Spain
from the travel blog: España 2010
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Thoughts in a train stations

Pisa, Italy


I'm sitting Ina train station eight now. It's been about 40minutes already and I have about another 50 to go. I'm in that limbo phase between Nice, France and Pisa, Italy. When this happens to me I end up just sitting and writing down things I want to do in life and the biggest question on my mind is, ami going to travel indefinitely after my great 8month excursion or do I want to come back and settle in one of these places ive been? I keep telling myself I can do both and I think the problem I'm having is the fact I feel like a tourist at the moment. I'm more of a traveler i you know what I mean. THIS IS LIFE but i want to slow it way way way down, live in Spain for a few months, learn Spanish, go to Nice, get a job on a yacht in Monaco, then vacation in Greece a while then when the winter months come around I could go snowboarding in the alps. Then after all that western Europe excitement I could check out some eastern Europe countries or check out some attractive people in Scotland. Hahaha, I hear theyre good looking there ;)
Like I said, I'm in travel limbo and I'm Linda missing Nice, France already. It definitely wasn't time to leave. I guess that's what happens when youve precooked your outbound ticket.
Hmmm, yeah.
Since I've already been on the road going on week 4 now, spent some good time in London, Madrid, Barcelona, Nice and now Pisa, I've already noticed some big culture differences.


permalink written by  chickenvillage223 on May 27, 2011 from Pisa, Italy
from the travel blog: Around the world in 8months.
tagged London, Nice, Madrid, Barcelona and Pisa

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Marvelous Madrid

Madrid, Spain


For the past four days we have been in Madrid, and it was easily the biggest city we've visited. We took a super fast AVE train there and it could go at top speeds of 280 km an hour! It made a 7 hour bus journey into a 2 and a half hour journey! Once we arrived at the hotel we decided to visit the Retiro park which has a man made lake, historical statues, and the Crystal Palace, a former green house that was created in 1887 to house exotic plants as part of an exhibition on the Philippines, which was then still a Spanish colony.

We also walked around town a bit and took some pics along the way.
We walked to a market where we saw a huge pile of cherries and we also saw many street performers along the way, muscicians, costumed people etc. but these two people were one of the coolest.

The second day we went to the Palacio Real, (Royal Palace) where the Spanish royalty have all lived. We weren't allowed to take many pictures inside, but I got some anyway ;) This is the palace.

The first room we went into was the royal pharmacy which kept everything used for making medicine a long time ago. There were hundred of jars of roots, etc filling entire walls. There was even an Alchemist's room where the mixing took place.

Inside the palace there were many grand rooms with large chandeliers and paintings on every ceiling.

In most of the other rooms there were guards and I couldn't sneak any pictures, but there were multiple throne rooms, and a huge dining room that was probably as big as my house or bigger.

Afterwards we rode the metro (first time ever for my sister and I) to Gran Villa, a street with many old buildings and shops kind of like 5th Avenue in New York. Here are some of the buildings.

The third day we went to two art museums. The first one we went to was the Reina Sofia named after the current Queen of Spain. It's a modern art museum, and we saw some very bizarre things (just google James Coleman) among them a whole room that you have to go down to the basement to enter, that is completely dark and loud booming noises are emitted from. It's a creepy atmosphere, but once you get completely into the room all it is is clips of boxing on a tv. Throughout a lot of the museum I was completely confused. But the highlight of the museum was Pablo Picasso's masterpiece illustrating the horrors of the Spanish Civil War, Guernica. It was probably the largest painting I've ever seen.

After that we went to The Prado, an art museum with more traditional artwork, including many works about the Bible and Greek mythology. But the highlight of this one was Las Meninas painted by Diego Velazquez, and was one of the more famous paintings in the museum.

At the end of the day we went on a cable car ride across a large park in Madrid, and we could see most of the city from it.

And that was it in Madrid, a great stop on our trip. We have only a week left in Spain and we are going to try to go to some more places before we leave.

permalink written by  andres3009 on July 22, 2012 from Madrid, Spain
from the travel blog: Spain Trip 2012
tagged Sofia, Madrid, Real, Reina, Prado, Skyride and Palacio

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LOS MADRILES

Madrid, Spain


En realidad no han sido las primeras vacaciones en familia; aunque éstas si que han conllevado que Carlos & yo adaptemos todas nuestras actividades al pequeño Carles. El bebé viaja siempre tranquilo en el avión, por lo general se duerme, come lo que haya que comer y pasea a más no poder, lo único que no le gusta mucho es estar demasiado tiempo en el cochecito y desafortunadamente los días que estuvimos en Madrid el tiempo estuvo fatal: lloviendo y con aire a más no poder...

Por lo demás: Carísimo el transporte!!! La T10 nos costó 12€ más 3€ por persona que se paga de impuesto por salir y entrar al aeropuerto desde el metro...total... 18€ euracos!!!! Casi me desmayo de la impresión...creo que hubiera estado mejor coger un taxi...

Visitamos el Parque del Retiro...del cual Carles no quería irse y lloró hasta que se cansó, pues como ya es más grandecito le comienzan a gustar los espacios abiertos donde puede correr y coger toda clase de cosas tiradas por el suelo, ya por no mencionar cuando se encuentra niño ¡entonces sí que la hemos liado!!! No se quiere marchar ni que se esté muriendo de hambre! jajajajaja...
El último día, en lo que el Carles hacía la siesta, Carlos & yo aprovechamos para darle caña a unos pinchitos en el mercado central, acompañados con una copa de vino tinto & Blanco, respectivamente... De ahí, lo de siempre: La Gran vía, la Puerta de Alcalá, un cafecito con una pastita en La Mallorquina, y un laaargo etcétera...hasta una camiseta roja con un toro, tipo turista, compramos para el Carles...
Y luego nuestro próximo objetivo: Londres...

permalink written by  Noemi y Carlos on September 28, 2012 from Madrid, Spain
from the travel blog: MI VIDA EN BARCELONA, MI CASA
tagged Madrid

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