live and let's fly
Day 0: Introduction: Perfecting My Trip to Europe Using United Miles
Day 1: LAX-YVR on Air Canada, Vancouver, and YVR-LHR on Air Canada
Day 2: BD Number One Lounge at Heathrow and London to Lisbon on TAP Portugal
Day 3: A Day of Sightseeing in Lisbon
Day 4: An Unexpected Extra Day + New Years in Lisbon
Day 5: 12-Hour Bus Trip from Lisbon to Algeciras, Spain via Seville
Day 6: Monkeying Around in British Gibraltar + Ferry to Tangier, Morocco + Overnight Train to Marrakech
Day 7: My Five Star Hotel Room in Marrakech
Day 8: Bartering for Mont Blanc Pens + RAK-MAD on Royal Air Maroc
Day 9: City Tour of Madrid on Foot
Day 10: Escape to the Madrid Airport Hilton
Day 11: MAD-FRA-CPH on Lufthansa
Day 12: CPH-IAD on SAS, IAD-PHX-BUR on US Airways
Day 9: City Tour of Madrid on Foot - 05 Jan 2010
This was my first trip to Madrid and I neglected to think about what I wanted to see there until I arrived. Like Lisbon, I decided to explore the city by foot and see, well, whatever I saw.
La Casa de Campo
Catedral de la Almudena
Puerta del Sol
Bear Statue at Puerta del Sol
Real Jardin Botanico
Atocha RENFE (Train Station)
Ministry of Agriculture
Palacio de Telecomunicaciones
Puerta de Alcalá
Monument to Alphonso XII
Prado Art Museum -- free admission after 6:00p.
Puerta del Sol
By the end of the day, I was content that I had explored the highlights of Madrid. After suffering though a meal at FresCo, a low-quality salad/pizza buffet chain (but less than EU10), I returned to my hostel continued my law school reading.
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