Got a wake up call at 7 am to get to Madrid. Got to terminal 5 departures, checked our bags and had a quick breakfast at Gordon Ramsay’s Plane Food after waiting to get a table.
Sadly we were on a plane full of junior high school students from Britain going on a school trip and there was a crying baby. Noisy.
Flying into Madrid, the area looked very dry.
Our flat for the next 9 days.
We then went out in search of basics like wine and cheese.
Puerta del Sol, a central square in the old city
Another view of Puerta del Sol with Sponge Bob and Elmo?
|street name where we are staying|
|Calle de Cadiz|
The building where we are staying.
Back at the flat, we drank some wine while Scott tried to call his credit card company. Trying to dial a collect call was hard. We had to Google for instructions.
For dinner, we went to a place I had seen was recommended but it looked sketch — no one was eating there… So we went across the street to La Finca de Susana, which had a queue, but for a table of three, we got right in! Turned out to be good and very reasonably priced.
|gazspacho with croutons|
|potatoes and egg Madrid style|
|veal and onions|
|beef steak Iberico|
|chocolate “tears” with creme anglaise — what is left of it and lemon sorbet with cava|
Not much vegetables with these meals. But we went back to the flat happy and there we watched futbol highlights.