Madrid, Spain

By Matthew Pando Per.5

Why go to Madrid, Spain?

Madrid is very energetic, vibrant, and exciting. This city is full of spirit. Especially for there soccer team Real Madrid. Everybody loves them! The nightlife in Spain is amazing. This city likes to stay up all night, 99% of the time the Madrid characteristic that people remember about visiting Madrid is the nightlife! Also there are so many cultural activities to do, with lots of Museums to visit.

History: Write a brief history about your destination.

Madrid, was first called Mayrit, and was founded by Muhammad at the end of the 6th century. Madrid is the capital of Spain.The 19th century was not very good for Madrid. That was the time that the Spanish war of independance which was very bloody. Madrid is the religon of Christianity.


Website:http://www.tourspain.org/madrid/history.asp

Culture: Write about your destinations culture.

Madrid is a lot of times considered not as good as its neighbors. Yet captures the awesomeness of what makes Spain great. Madrid has a cultural mix known by its historic rise from muddy village to one of Europe's best art place, with so many fiestas, you feel like your in a party the whole time. Plus, the locals are the best, they are very nice, and kind to give you directions. Also don't forget to learn some Spanish "Me allmo Mateo"





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websites: http://traveltips.usatoday.com/culture-madrid-spain-16085.html


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Lodging and Hotel: Where I'll be staying?

Date- 8-10-14

Flights: GOING TO MADRID

Airline: Delta

First Flight: Denver to Chicago- 12:25am to 3:45pm

Second Flight: Chicago to Madrid-4:45pm to 7:40am

Total Time: 11 hours: 15 minutes


8-20-14

Flights: Coming back from Madrid

Airline: Iberia

First Flight:Madrid to Miami- 11:50am to 3:20pm

Second Flight:Miami to Denver- 8:25pm to 10:40pm

Total Time: 18 hours: 50 minutes


Cost: $2440.60 for 2 peaple


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Lodging and Hotel: Where will you be staying?

Hotel Name: Hotel Atlantico

Hotel Price:$142.00 a night for 10 nights, so $1420.00 for the whole stay


What does your hotel offer? What does your room look like?

- 2 bedrooms

-Great service

-right in downtown Madrid, excellent location

-shower

-bathroom


Quotes-“Good hotel, excellent location in city center”

"Location makes the major sights accessible and walking distance. Staff was friendly and helpful specially Javier and Michelle. Room and bathroom were always cleaned. It is the type of hotel and staff that I will not hesitate to give a high rating"


URL:http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g187514-d227459-r200159701-Hotel_Atlantico-Madrid.html#UR200159701


website:tripadvisor

Activities/ Site to See: What will you do on your dream vacation?

Activity 1: Real Madrid Soccer Game

Description:Real Madrid is like Madrid's Broncos times 100! Soccer is the most popular sport in Madrid. Plus Real Madrid has one of the best soccer players in the world, Cristiano Ronaldo! Also Real Madrid is one of the best teams in the world. Here are some reviews "Enjoyed the game very much my son thought it was awesome" and "Had a great time at the game"

Cost: $753.52 for both people


Activity 2: The Royal Palace of Madrid

Description:Luxurious, over the top palace. with beautiful statues and lots of awesome cafe's around there. This is where the Spanish royal family lives. This palace has was built in the 9th century and is still standing. Also this palace is huge 135,000 square meters to be exact. The royal palace is kinda like the white house of Madrid

Cost:$49.33


Activity 3:Madrid Scooter Tour

Description:

  • 3-hour scooter tour of Madrid’s city sights with an expert local guide
  • See Madrid’s top city attractions as you pass through neighborhoods like Salamanca, Los Austrias and Las Cortas
  • Hear the history of sites like the Royal Palace of Madrid (Palacio Real) and Alumenda Cathedral
  • Pass Madrid’s Royal Botanic Gardens and Santiago Bernabéu Stadium where Real Madrid play soccer
Cost:$70.00


websites: tripadvisor.com

Optional: About the traveler. Who are you? Have you ever traveled?

I have traveled, but only in the USA not out of country. I've been to Florida,California,Maryland,Utah,South Dakota, North Dakota,New Mexico, Hawaii,Washington D.C.,and Wyoming

Problems and Solutions: While traveling a problem may occur, think about those problems and how you would solve them.

When traveling you need to bring medicine. Trust me you will probably get headaches from all the flying so i recommend Ibeprophen. Also, if you eat the airport food you might get stomach problems so bring Pepto Bismo! Plus bring $30 to the airport so you can buy those nice neck pillows, that will help you sleep the whole way!

Conclusion/Reflection

1. I chose to go to Madrid, Spain because it is a beautiful and awesome. I also chose my brother to go with me because he is going to college this next year and I would want to take him on an awesome trip, kind of as a going away trip. Anyways, even though people usually choose Paris,Bahamas,China, or Bora Bora I chose Madrid because its not super ,super touristy! Which I like because you get the real experience of that place. Plus, Madrid has lots of attractions, and oh my. GREAT FOOD!!!


2. I spent my money on my flight,hotel,food,attractions,rental car, and little gifts so I don't forget my trip


3. One thing I discovered that was hard was finding a hotel, because here are so many. Plus you have to plan around price and also what you want in the hotel. Thank goodness I found TripAdvisor because they ask for the price you want. So I ended up finding a hotel that was pretty cheap, but in a awesome location.

American Authors - The Best Day Of My Life (lyrics)
Spanish National Anthem - "La Marcha Real" (ES/EN)