Tuesday, May 3, 2011

A Long and Winding Road... To Madrid

It would be my first time in Spain. My flight to Madrid took a grueling 13 hours. 13 hours. In coach. For a bit of solace, my mom paid an extra 90 euros (for each of us) for what KLM calls a "comfort zone". It did have significantly more legroom than regular coach, and did give us more room to move around.

During the flight, we were fed continuously by the towering Scandinavian cabin crew, making sure we were properly nourished throughout the trip. The food was better than I expected. My first meal, the Chicken with Noodles, was quite good.

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Chicken with Noodles

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White Cake with Jelly (dunno what it's exactly called) - delicious!


In between meals and naps, I kept myself busy watching episodes of Chuck and uhmm.. well.. Pretty Little Liars.


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Sarah and Chuck

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grawrrrr


The hours passed by virtually unnoticed. We had a quick stopover in Amsterdam before hopping on another plane to Madrid. My cousin Tinky, who works for the Philippine embassy there, picked us up in a rented van. The van's driver and owner, Abner, is also Filipino. You'll get to know more about him in my future posts.

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Tired in Amsterdam

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My aunt Ivy and Mom said they saw a rat in the airport lol



Being in Spain brought back memories of my previous trip to Europe two years ago. Although Spain wasn't in our itinerary, being in Europe gave me a surreal feeling that I was in another planet -- a beautiful one rife with sceneries that could not be seen anywhere else, even in the United States. The Eiffel tower, the Vatican, Venice, nothing else matters! I was looking forward to exploring Spain and its gems. Tinky said she'll make sure that we see all that.

More on Madrid in my next post. :)

4 comments:

  1. Spain is our host country before, right andrew?

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  2. ang yaman naman ng bf ni Mica! ;)

    what could be more perfect that traveling Spain/Europe with your family?

    Will follow this series, would love to see Madrid through your lens. keep 'em coming!

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  3. waiting for your next post about "More on Madrid" teehee... :D

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  4. I've been to the cities of Madrid, Toledo, Albacete and Valencia in 2009 and judging from what I had observed, the country is worthy to be fondly called Madre Espana by our forebears.

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