Our last 2 days in Madrid – And a touch of Flamenco!

Our second day in Madrid and we woke up to pouring rain. After breakfast we would be boarding the coach to do a scenic drive around Madrid.  Unfortunately we couldn't see much as the rain pelted down.  I tried to take photos but it was mostly rain on the coach window. Sorry the picture is …

Madrid Spain Day 1

Our hotel in Madrid for the next 3 nights would be  the Hotel Villa Real on the Plaza de las Cortes. Before settling into the hotel would be a visit to the  Museo del Prado. The Prado - not Prada, Museum was celebrating its Bicentenary.  It officially opened on the 19 November 1819 as a …

Stunning Toledo Spain

Arriving into Toledo we were taken around the most scenic views I have seen, winding around  tight roads eventually  pulling in to a parking area where we literally jumped  off the coach to take in the views. The ancient city of Toledo stands on a hill above the Castilla-La-Mancha plains of central Spain. There is …