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Maurice Greer’s Travel Diary

Thursday, 08 Jan 2009

Location: Madrid, Spain

MapWe spent Christmas quietly in Madrid, missing our family and friends back in Calgary. We have lived here for over two months now and have seen a lot of the city but realize there is so much more to see.
Before Christmas we went on the open-top double-decker tour bus to see the Christmas lights, great value for 1 Euro each. Madrid goes all out with many spectacular light displays over the streets and the El Corte Ingles stores also have Christmas lights and animated displays for children.
Our daughter Samantha, and her friend Lorri, arrived from Calgary and stayed with us until yesterday and we all celebrated the New Year together at Puerto Del Sol. We toured many of the main sights including the Rastro market, a Flamenco show and Maurice, Samantha and Lorri went to a soccer game, Real Madrid vs. Villareal, at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.