We took the 5:15 am train from Santiago to Madrid as all the later trains were fully booked. It appears that a lot of pilgrims fly out of Madrid. Our hotel is in a great spot, just across the road from the enormous Parque de el Retiro which is broken up into many different areas and contains a boating lake and a crystal palace amongst many other things.
Madrid is a very impressive city with beautiful boulevards, fountains, monuments, museums and parks spread over a large area. We only scratched the surface in our short time here.
Adios muchachos. Thanks for joining Bertie and I on our quest. I hope you have enjoyed the experience as much as we have.