Tag Archives: Madrid

The euro is tumbling again and analysts are talking about parity with the dollar – Business Insider

I have been saying this for quite a while now, if you have ever thought of traveling to Europe but felt the costs to vacation there were just too high.  Now may be the time to make those plans.  In fact it is quite possible to see parity between the dollar and the Euro which […]

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What makes Europe so special

One of my most favorite things about cities throughout Europe are the Street Performers.  I have written about them many times in Madrid, Barcelona, Paris and even in Rome.  But I must say that this video just gives me goosebumps when I watch it.  Watching it also makes me long for a trip to just […]

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Ancient Antiquities like you’ve never seen before

I love museums!  I said it.  I have a problem, surely there is a 12 step program for my infliction and I would hope it would be a full and complete immersion program starting with the “Golden Triangle” in Madrid.  With all the museums I’ve had the pleasure to visit, I don’t believe I have […]

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The Dance of Death

Parental Warning! Parental Warning!   This post contains graphic descriptions, photographs, video and verbiage of a Bullfight in Madrid, Spain. We have elected to take the Metro (Subway System) from near our hotel to the Bull Ring, probably no more than 10-15 minute ride.  I have to say that the subway system here in Madrid, was […]

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Icon’s of a City….Madrid ~ Part 2

If you would like to catch up, don’t miss Part 1 of Icon’s of a City….Madrid.  Click here  Architecture Spain has the greatest variety of architecture in Europe because of it’s history.  The Moors conquered Spain in 711 and exerted a strong influence on the Spanish Architecture.  The Moor’s influence in Spain was more decorative […]

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Icon’s of a City….Madrid ~ Part 1

If you have been reading my blog for anytime then your aware of a series I started called; Icon’s of a City….  I started it in order to share with you what I think is Iconic of the beautiful Cities I visit.  Although this will be the third in the series, there will be many […]

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Almudena Cathedral of Madrid

Plaza Mayor We left Phoenix at 8:30 a.m.,  landed in Madrid at 9:45 am., the following morning, now that is a long travel day.  Of course that has more to do with the fact that Madrid is 9 hours ahead of Phoenix.  While I was enjoying my sunny days in Spain, you were enjoying your […]

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The Golden Triangle, almost

Wow, I woke at 10 a.m., I really was tired.  But the good news is that I feel awesome and I am now on the right time and my body is in sync with Madrid.  Today is a day to explore and experience some of the beauty and the beast of Madrid.  So we set […]

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Persistence does pay off

I am not always the most patient traveler when it comes to incompetence, with that being said, I am speaking directly about the whole maze that I have had to run through with U.S. Airways trying to get an upgrade on our outbound flight to Madrid, Spain.  I am a very loyal U.S. Airways Customer, […]

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Rage against the Machine…Is Change coming?

There are times when traveling to other parts of the world, you will find yourself in the middle of a Political or Social drive to affect change.  We encountered this in Spain.  If you have watched the recent World Wide news of Spain, you have probably watched the Protests that are taking place in the […]

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Panhandlers are people too.

Don’t we all wish people would just put some money in our hands, just for asking?  Panhandlers are not unique to your city or mine, they are all over the world.  Every city, in every country has it’s share of panhandlers.  I’m what you might call cheap, I am not inclined to just give money […]

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Buses, Palace’s and Bull’s

This evening we will be going to a Bullfight.  I have never been to one before and I have this romantic idea of what it is going to be like.  Man against animal, in a ritual of equal respect and power.  Before we attend the Bullfight, My friend and I will take a bus tour […]

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Strange things about……Madrid

I am always amused by strange or unknown facts about places I visit.  Some of them are humorous and some just plain disgusting and others, just more information to fill our heads with.  I decided I would share some strange but true facts about Madrid, Spain.  I will be visiting Madrid in the coming days […]

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My MBA, you can never learn too much

At some point in our lives we must look inward and ask if we are at the place in our lives that we want to be, or expected to be.  For the most part, I am.  Over the years I have learned that you can never have enough knowledge, that learning is something we do […]

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