Dias 30 & 31

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.



There were also trees that looked like they were straight out of Dr Suess.

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.

The opera house and metro station

The Royal Palace

Churros and chocolate. So good!!!

Nibbling on tapas at the San Miguel market.

Buildings of the Gran Via.


The impossible dream – what the Camino appeared to be before we conquered it!

Adios muchachos.  Thanks for joining Bertie and I on our quest.  I hope you have enjoyed the experience as much as we have.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Jhn says:

    Well done Monika. What a great experience. Great photos too.

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    1. Thanks John. We are on our way home now. Deplaned in Abu Dhabi and SO looking forward to the final 19 hour leg * sigh *

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  2. SHERYN REICHE says:

    Well done Monika & Bertie. 🙂 You must be very proud of yourselves.
    I’m going to miss seeing your beautiful photos and reading your daily. 😦
    I hope you had a safe trip back.

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    1. Thanks Sheryn. We had an uneventful trip home and are now trying to get used to chilly Melbourne ⛄️

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