"MADRID, ESPANA" Madrid by ALANinWORCS69

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MADRID BY NUMBERS

888 - NUMBER OF MILES BETWEEN MY HOUSE AND MY HOTEL ROOM.

5.5 – TIME IN HOURS TO TRAVEL THE 888 MILES

37.5 – COST IN POUNDS OF MY RYANAIR RETURN TICKET TO MADRID (INCLUDING PRIORITY BOARDING FEE)

10 – WEIGHT IN KILOS ALLOWED FOR THE RYANAIR HAND LUGGAGE AND THE PRIORITY BOARDING.

3 – AMOUNT OF DAYS I SPENT IN MADRID

27 – TAXI FARE IN EUROS BETWEEN AIRPORT AND HOTEL

70 – COST IN EUROS OF MY 3* HOTEL ROOM PER NIGHT.

7 – EQUIVALENT COST OF A PINT BEER IN POUNDS AT THE TRENDY “ME BY MELIA” ROOFTOP BAR (FORMERLY REINA VICTORIA HOTEL).

20 – EUROS FOR A 2 DAY “MADRID VISION” OPEN TOP BUS PASS.

0 – DAYS PARQUE WARNER WAS OPEN ON OUR TRIP – OOPS!

9 – EUROS FOR A 2 HOUR SPA SESSION (SUNDAY ONLY) AT THE HOTEL SPA SENATOR.

1.80 – TYPICAL COST IN EUROS FOR A MONTADITO TAPAS AT TAPAS-BAR ON THE CORNER OF PLAZA DE SANTA ANA

MADRID BY NUMBERS - PART 2

Well, it's 11 months later since my first visit to Madrid and I guess I should update "Madrid By Numbers". This time the trip was a money saving exercise... a let's do Madrid on the cheap so to to speak!
The plan was to attempt to visit the theme park "Parque Warner" (formerly Warner Bros. Movie World - Madrid) as last years attempt failed due to the park being closed on weekdays... live and learn!
Anyway, the dates were checked - it's definately open on this visit. Nothing can stop us now... Oh yes it f*%£ing can... The weather, or should I say the torrential rain and high winds.
A trip on the metro to Atocha station from the hotel, followed by a switch to the train and followed again by a change to a different train line - only a total of 90 minutes travelling!!!
Oh yes, the park is open... unusually quiet though... bit strange this!
The picture becomes clearer... We're welcome to come into the park. No problem. They'll even except the 35 euro entrance fee. BUT, due to high winds none of the main rides are open. 4 infant rides are reported to be open... yes 4!!! that's nearly 9 euros a ride.
Needless to say we about-turned and headed our way back to Tapas and beer in Madrid. Not a bad second option.
And the moral of the story - Alan and Lisa will never get to ride the Rollercoasters of Warner Madrid... Ever. Jinxed me thinks!!!

31– COST IN POUNDS OF MY BMIBABY RETURN TICKET TO MADRID

10> – WEIGHT IN KILOS ALLOWED FOR BMIBABY HAND LUGGAGE (THAT'S UNLIMITED!).

9.60 – EUROS FOR A 3 DAY TOURIST TRAVEL CARD FOR UNLIMITED TRAVEL ON METRO, BUS AND LOCAL TRAIN

55 – COST IN EUROS OF MY 2* HOTEL ROOM PER NIGHT.

1.95 – (UPDATED) TYPICAL COST IN EUROS FOR A MONTADITO TAPAS AT TAPAS-BAR ON THE CORNER OF PLAZA DE SANTA ANA.

0 – COST IN EUROS OF ENTRANCE TO THE PRADO MUSEUM WEEKDAYS BETWEEN 6PM AND 8PM... BARGAIN!

  • Last visit to Madrid: Apr 2008
  • Intro Updated Apr 20, 2008
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