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May 12, 2015 - Telefionca

hey everyone its Georgia again here is my diary of the Telefionca: Day 86 12/05/15: today we caught the metro to the telefionca. It is a gondola that goes over the top of Madrid. At first we couldn't find it but we find another beautiful rose garden. It was better than the first one and it had a New Zealand flower. I think that granddad may have had it in his garden. When we had found the telefionca the view was amazing. Madrid has a big park in between the two sides. We found a huge playground and had lunch. Me and Ollie took some amazing...

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May 11, 2015 - Flamenco in Madrid

hi everyone Georgia I thought the dancing was quite different to what I thought it would be a lot more like tap dancing.it was extremely hot that day and we didn't end up going to bed until midnight again we are definetly living the Spanish ways. Here's what Tomo thought of the day. Tomo's dairy: 11/5/15 Today we went to a nice house but we did not go in. Then we made sharp leaves. Then we went to a big shop. There were some cool toys. Then we went for lunch and had a lovely pizza. We went flamenco dancing. I liked the black man.

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May 10, 2015 - Basketball in Madrid

We are staying right next to the basketball stadium so it would be rude not to go to a game especially as Mardrid is top of the table. Ollies recount of the day Today it was Mothers Day - For Mothers Day we went to a basketball game it was Madrid vs Andorra the other team was good but Madrid just scored in the last second it was a close game. Then we went to the park. At the park we played soccer, handball, rugby and elastics. After that we had fourises.

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May 8, 2015 - Bull fighting in Madrid

What to do in Spain A bull fight was on the list of things to do - Mark and I were not sure if the kids would last the whole 6 fights but they seem to get into it more as it went on. Both Tomo and Ollie decided to play bull fighting as we walked home so I think they enjoyed the experience. Madrid is certainly a lovely place with a wealth of money and it seems very safe. It was 9.30pm at night as we walked home from the fight and it was 25c - yah Here is Ollies recount of the day. Today we went to a park called Parquedel Buen Retiro. It had...

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May 7, 2015 - Madrid

Today we farewelled San Sebastian and decided that it would be a great idea to spend nearly 5hrs in the car and travel to Madrid - it was worth it - the temperature here is 27c oh sooo good. Not so good though as Rover does not have air conditioning- still we pushed thru and went thru Burgos - a town where my mum stayed nearly 50 years ago. Tonight we will put our heads down in Madrid in a fantastic apartment that Mark found - We have been lucky to find accommodation - staying in central Madrid for only $120 a night for 5 people - Thank...

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Mar 14, 2015 - To Madrid and then towards the USA

Up early, quick breakfast and a kiss on each cheek for Mercedes - and we (Steve, Maria and I) were off in the taxi headed to the San Fernando train station to catch the 9:47 train to Madrid. We all napped a little on the train - a quick 4 hours later we were pulling into the Madrid train station (which is bigger than many airports I have been in!). Then through the crowd we went to find a taxi with enough space for the three of us and all our luggage - there were at least 75 cabs parked 4 rows deep outside the train station - we eyed them...

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Jan 16, 2015 - Going home

I'm finishing up a 12 hour nap in a nondescript hotel near the Madrid airport. I abandoned the Camino attempt as beyond my present capacity. There was no last straw, just a growing realization that it was time to surrender, as it were. I'm flying home this afternoon, starting with 11 hours in the air from Madrid to Dallas. I cried a bit when the train left Logrono. I'd walked so many preparatory sessions, geared up, and did my research. Deciding not to continue reminded me of my climbing days: sometimes the need for turning back was...

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Oct 18, 2014 - Spain Day 8 - Cordoba

Cordoba.... last on our list of sightseeing stops. Last, but definitely not least! In fact, it ranked high on my list of "must sees", second only to the Alhambra in Granada. Ten centuries ago, Cordoba was one of the premier cities of the world, the most populous (estimated 900,000 people), and one of the most advanced. It was considered the cultural and intellectual center and the most brilliant civilization of medieval Europe. Founded by the Romans in 169 BCE, it came under the rule of the Visigoths for a short time in the 6th century....

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Oct 12, 2014 - Spain Day 2 - El Escorial

It was a cold and rainy day...... After a 7:00 buffet breakfast in the hotel, our group of 10 left at 8:30 on our own sightseeing tour to El Escorial about an hour north of Madrid. The Globus tour going into the city center originally scheduled for this morning had to be changed because the downtown streets were blocked off. Today was a Spanish national holiday with military parades and festivities with the king and queen. Oct 12 is also celebrated here to honor Our Lady of the Pillar, a patron saint. Although the trip took us into the...

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Oct 11, 2014 - Spain Day 1 - Spectacular Spain

What a fast paced, jam packed 10 days of sightseeing with Globus on their tour called "Spectacular Spain! It's almost a week since I got home and I'm just regaining my energy enough to go through my pictures and assimilate what I've experienced. We did so much in such a short period of time that it all ran together in sort of a blur. I'm now trying to sort it all out. A group of 10 of us organized by our guide, Phyllis from Far Horizons Travel, left from Panama City on Friday afternoon, Oct 10. After an overnight flight from Atlanta to...

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Oct 6, 2014 - Postscript- End of FELLOWSHIP of THE snoreRING

Well, one last final entry before I end this thing. Had a nice tapas dinner with some people I had crossed paths with about 2 weeks ago. 3 Germans, and 3 Americans. Said goodbye after dinner, got some sleep and got up to catch the bus to Madrid. Got the bus, but I thought what should be a 5-6 hour ride turned out to be 11! It was the milk-run thru Galicia and it brought a lump to my throat as I passed thru these beautiful small towns. Seeing Peregrinos I was so tempted to jump the bus and start walking- not sure which direction.I was in a...

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Sep 15, 2014 - Would you stay here?

Hola! I managed to squeeze in a little contemporary art appreciation at the Reina Sophia Museum this morning before busing it to the airport (not as easy as it sounds). I'm sitting at Madrid airport and I have some time to kill so I can fill in some detail about my various adventures in this huge city. Did you notice how I tried to create tension by not posting anything the day after my little night walk around the dangerous streets of Madrid? Did it work? Obviously not, because no one posted a message asking me how I cheated death...

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