Existing Member?

Worldtrip a 45 year old's adventures around the world-which include everything from sitting in random McDonalds using his notebook, hanging with 22 year olds, and other immature stuff.

Virgins and nature

SPAIN | Sunday, 7 June 2015 | Views [415]

Yesterday, I went to the Prado-the Art Museum in Madrid-I figured I would check out the dark art that Spanish Aritists did, and what we we're told about in the tour. There we're some paintings of Spanish Rulers and their families, but A LOT of paintings of Jesus, the Virgin Mary, etc. I have seen multiple pictures of the Last Supper, and I Think I Saw The Virgin Mary and Child from every single angle. After about an hour,  I was sort of burnt out, and was crying for the exit.

I then next door to the  Botanical Garden-which had a 3 Euro entrance fee. I was debating weather to pay it or not, but I figured it would be a nice respite from the hot sun.  In line behind me we're 6 late teens/20ish guys and girls who wanted to go the garden, but didn't have any Euros. They saw I had US dollars in my wallet, so they offered to give me US dollars if i would pay for their admission. We talked about where we we're from-they said they we're from Michigan.  When we all got to the ticket booth, they showed their student ID to the woman in the booth (there was a discount for students). One of the girl's student ID's said Hope College. Where have I seen Hope College before? Way back in Scotland, at the hostels on the Skye trip, the kids I met and played trivia with we're from Hope College.

Anyway, the garden was great to wander around, and take a nap on a bench under some shade as well. I was able to sit and read my book  in peace.

Later on, I went back to the hostel to straighen up my bed, and then went back to the Plaza Mayor, where I lot of happenings are going on,  I wandered off, saw a beautiful monument  that was a gift from Egypt to Spain because of help Spain had given rescuing some major artifacts in the 60's I think (I learned this from a student from the US who I was talking to, but not Hope College). I got majorly lost, but was able to take the long walk back to the hotel, past partying Spaniards enjoying drinks and tapas.

Tags: madrid, spain

Add your comments

(If you have a travel question, get your Answers here)

In order to avoid spam on these blogs, please enter the code you see in the image. Comments identified as spam will be deleted.



Travel Answers about Spain

Do you have a travel question? Ask other World Nomads.