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Jun 24, 2016 - Lavapies, Meeting Andres, San Lorenzo de El Escorial

20 junio, lunes We spent a lovely day walking through one of the oldest parts of the city: Lavapies (accent on the e). The name means “wash feet”, and indeed, we saw clean feet everywhere! It is one of the most colorful and traditional barrios in the city, and a melting pot of immigrants from China, India, Bangladesh, Senegal, the Middle East and other parts of the world. Lavapies was apparently a vertical slum before a renewal program began in the late 1990s. There appear to be some very talented graffiti artists in residence, some...

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Jul 17, 2005 - Madrid, Spain

This was just a quick stop over in Madrid between trains! We arrived from Alicante around 5:00pm and caught an overnight train to Lisbon at around 11:00pm. This just gave us an opportunity to be reminded of how hot it is there and stretch our legs. Unfortunately, because we waited so long to book our train tickets, we had to sleep in regular train chairs...which is just part of the adventure!!

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