Spain to Portugal Driving Vacation part I

a trip by Driving-Vacation
From: July 11th 2011
Until: July 15th 2011
Madrid Madrid

Madrid

July 11th 2011

Traffic at Grand Via near Plaza de España Metro station is still heavy and moving at a snail pace. Crowds are seen on almost major intersections waiting impatiently to cross the streets. City street lights and billboards lit up the area and illuminate Spanish architecture’s intricate and ornate patterns, windows, gargoyles, and iron balconies. As we stroll through a maze of cobblestone alleys towards Plaza Mayor, the sounds of music and laughter bounce around the ancient stone walls. Restaurants and bars are brimming with conversations despite the fact that it is eleven o’clock Sunday night. This effervescent night life, even on a very late school night, is the reason why we are back in Madrid. We want to rejuvenate and escape from the monotony of going to bed at nine o’clock at night and getting ready to work at six o’clock in the morning...welcome back to Spain!
Trip Length: 4 days
Blog Entries: 11
Photos: 44
Words: 3284

Blog Entries

Date Blog Title Location
July 11th 2011 Madrid Europe » Spain » District of Madrid » Madrid
July 12th 2011 Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas and Parque del Retiro Europe » Spain » District of Madrid » Madrid
July 12th 2011 Palacio Real de Madrid and Plaza de Oriente Palacio Europe » Spain » District of Madrid » Madrid
July 12th 2011 Temple of Debod Europe » Spain » District of Madrid » Madrid
July 13th 2011 Toledo Europe » Spain
July 13th 2011 Córdoba Europe » Spain
July 14th 2011 Great Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba Europe » Spain
July 15th 2011 Next Destination: Lisbon, Portugal! Europe » Spain
July 15th 2011 Lisboa Europe » Portugal » Lisboa
July 15th 2011 Driving to Belem Europe » Portugal » Lisboa
July 15th 2011 Sunset at Castle of São Jorge Europe » Portugal » Lisboa
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