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Day Four in Madrid, Spain

sunny 28 °C

Sadly, Day Four was our last day in Madrid, and really it was just a few hours at that. Our flight to London was scheduled to leave at 5pm, so we intended to leave for the airport no later than 2:30 (luckily, it’s only about 25 or so minutes on the subway).

Good lord: Day Three with no hairbrush:

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After brekkie, we decided to spend our last few hours exploring the Santiago Bernabeu area, mainly because where the Bernabeu Stadium, aka home turf of the Real Madrid soccer team, is located. As one would expect, it’s quite large, and there were tons of Spanish children and other obsessed fans swarming all over the place, lining up for the stadium tour and forking over €1000s in the stadium shop. It’s impossible to overstate just how big Real Madrid is in Madrid. Between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona, Spain is a powerhouse on the soccer world stage, and their fans are downright rabid. We did take in the shop but didn’t buy anything. And, from there, we took in some shade (good lord, we were dying of the heat) under an unbelievably insane tree that wouldn’t stop dropping needles on us! Then, on to the airport, and home once more, although not until after a 45 mins delay (not bad, I guess, but booooooo @ Ryanair who prides itself on being on time!).

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What can I say? It’s hard to take it all in. Madrid is a marvelous city and one I’d definitely recommend to anyone seeking history, architecture, museums, dining, and everything else that makes a great vacation.

Posted by janicem 13:29 Archived in Spain

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