|The Royal Palace|
A little while later, we hopped on the second train to Madrid. This was our first experience with a real high-speed train…and it was pretty awesome! We were cruising along at about 180 miles per hour…so it really didn’t take too long to get to Madrid. This was hands down our favorite train. The entire train appeared to be a “first-class” train…compared to what we were used to, it was very luxurious. They even had a movie playing(!)…but it was in Spanish, with Spanish subtitles. Fail. I can’t complain…after all, it was our most pleasant train ride yet, and it made us slightly less cynical toward the European train system.
|Churros and Chocolate!|
Thursday, our last day in Madrid, we headed for a cable car ride that promised views of the city…all for 5 Euros. I admit that I was hesitant to step onto this little car held by a thin cable. For good reason, apparently. The views were not spectacular, and on our return journey, it sounded like the cable car was going to break and we were going to fall to our death. Not being dramatic AT. ALL. Let’s just say, we were so glad to be on solid ground after that…………
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