Let’s talk about Madrid. Well, there’s no direct flight from KL to Madrid. You would have to choose connecting flights through MAS or KLM or SIA or Thai Airways and et cetera.
Because of the rising air fares, our company decided to choose Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM). It was a night flight from KL, and took us 12.5 hours to land in Amsterdam Schipol Airport.
Honestly speaking, I hate to take long haul flights. 6 hours is enough to kill my skin. Thanks to the dry air in the flight, it was causing my nose to crack! Well, not literally crack, but it is bad enough to cause damage and dehydrate my pretty face! 🙁
Upon reaching Amsterdam, we have to quickly move our asses to the next connecting flight to Madrid. Schipol airport is super big that you can actually get lost in it.
Well, the departure terminal was not that easily-get-lost after all as we could locate our boarding gate effortlessly. I was just thinking that it might be another damaging flight (read: my skin).
It’s good to observe the rays of the light when I was trapped in total darkness for the past umpteen hours in the flight.
Here I am in Madrid International Airport. It’s not a mega-sized airport but comparable to our own Subang airport.
Amazed as I can be, the word ‘Cinta’ in Spanish means belt.
So in future you might want to express to your loved ones as ‘I belt you’ because ‘I Cinta You!‘ (LOL!)
Time to roam around after being drowsy and groggy and DEHYDRATED in two flights!
The airport is about 15-20 minutes drive from the city. In Madrid, you don’t expect too many Japanese cars like in Malaysia. Continental cars are always Europeans’ top preference.
Perhaps out of 10 cars I see on the road, I noticed there’s only 1 Honda or 1 Kia. The rest will be Fiat, Peugeot, Alfa Romeo, my beloved BMW, my adored Audi, Volvo and etc.
Here I am in the 16th Century district. Trust me, I fell in love with the buildings. No wonder, it’s under UNESCO World Heritage (Am I right? I hope I am right about this).
Why is McDonald’s green in color?
Here I am in front of the Royal Palace. It’s quite expensive to pay Euro $8 (when you convert with Ringgit). You will be paying RM40 to enter this palace.
One of the gates built in memory of the Spanish royalty and blablabla (read: find out from Spanish history books ya).
Spain always attract both locals and tourists in the shopping district. Though Spain has 41 million of population, this Southern Europe nation attracts 60 million tourists a year. Isn’t it amazing?
And ya, check out the EMBLEM for Madrid.
Awww, it is a bear trying to climb up the raspberry tree!!