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The bullfights in Madrid happen throughout the warmer months. Festival season (from around May) sees bullfights every day, where the remainder of the summer they are weekly events. The Bullfights in Spain are very much a cultural event. Attendance ranges from young couples and family, to the older sections of the population. It can be date night, and escape, or a place for a gathering of old friends. An evening at the… Read More

Madrid, the capital of Spain, has been one of those places I have wanted to visit for a long time. I’m not sure why it’s hasn’t happened before now. The few times I’ve been to Spain in the past it has always been problematic to add another stop. So when I decided to travel across Europe this summer (2019), it was one of the first places I marked down. Madrid is a… Read More

More bad cabbies. Everybody speaks English, until you want someone to speak English. Then, they look at you like you’re stupid. It can be aggravating. I knew this was coming today, so I emotionally armored myself before walking out of the hotel. As I was standing in front of the hotel waiting to flag down a cab and get raped for a ride north to the Harley dealership, I had a though…. Read More

Today was all about palaces, Buddhas and bad cabbies. I got up at no particular hour of the morning and wandered downstairs to have breakfast at the hotel. It was perfectly adequate, and the coffee was strong. I asked at the front desk about laundry service and how to get to the Grand Palace. The answers were before 11:00am for tomorrow, and by taxi. I am not a hotel laundry service person,… Read More

The fourth and last day of sightseeing in Washington DC was very good. I admit that I walked off my feet again, but it was worth it. Once again, I caught the Shuttle from the hotel to the Metro, and the Metro into the city. The Metro was not as congested as it was yesterday and it made for nicer ride.  The Blue Line of the Metro has a stop at the… Read More

The first day of exploring D.C. Was great!  I got up without the alarm clock dragging me forth. In other words, I slept in. Hahahaha A long stand in the shower and a shave later I was emotionally ready to tackle the day.  The Marriott Suites that I am staying at has a free shuttle to the Metro. It’s super convenient.  The Section of the Red Line that I am on is… Read More