Madam Miff, Madrid, Spain


Posted Jul 5, 2012, 9:04 pm
Hi there!

My name is Madam Miff von Teacup.

Today Mommy told me I could go on a great adventure! Now I´m a real ToyVoyager! I´m so proud!

Look, I show you my home and my friends. Also mommy took photos with me and my desire, sitting in a cup.  :)

Tomorrow we will go outside to take photos, mommy promised. So I can show you my hometown.  :D

So far, Miff

Posted Jul 6, 2012, 4:53 pm

Today we went outside and visited our neighbourhood. I saw the village church and the old house where they bake bread and cake in an old oven.

Then we went to a food product market. After that we went back and we needed to hurry because bad, bad weather was coming.

So now we´re at home again and I´m eating the stuff we just bought.  ;)

See you tomorrow,

Posted Jul 6, 2012, 9:29 pm
Hi again!

The weather turned very much better, so mommy and I took a walk through a little forrest and fields.

Do you see me? I climbed on a tree on my own!  ;)

Some daisies.

That was a very nice walk.

Take care,

Posted Jul 7, 2012, 6:56 pm

Today mommy and I tasted Bubble Tea. The bubbles were funny.  ;) I think once in a while you can have one.  :p

After that we worked off these calories on the trampoline. That was great fun!  :D

See you,

Posted Jul 8, 2012, 7:34 pm

Today mommy showed me "Geocaching". That was much fun!

This thing we needed to know where the cache is.
This is a prison for young convicts. I was a little scared.  :stare:

After a while we came to this very nice protected lansdcape.

Now I´m going to bed, because that was an exciting day!

Good night,

Posted Jul 11, 2012, 3:42 pm
Hi there!

Today mommy needed to work a lot so I had time to sleep late!
Tigger did the same.  :rolleyes:

After that we played "Das verrückte Labyrinth" with our friend MuhKuh.

I will go on a RR soon. But I´m still waiting for my e-mail. So I checked my mailbox a lot of times today. But: nothing!  :(

I´m really excited. Hope it will start soon.

So far,

Posted Jul 16, 2012, 6:41 pm

Now it´s time! I´m on my way to Jan4ik today! 

I´m so excited!

Here mommy will leave my.

This is my ID-Card.

I really will miss my mommy and my friends. Especially my dear friend Tigger.

Now I´m in the envelope and on my way!

Byebye, mommy

and hello Jan4ik!

Take care,

Posted Nov 26, 2012, 7:57 pm
Hi there!

Today I was starting my next adventure.

Sadly, on my first I got lost. I was so scared and mommy told me after that, she  was scared too. But in the end I came home again. I´m so happy!

But as I sad, today I started again. I will travel to fam_united and I really hope, this time I really will arrive!

So Mister Spike (he will travel to the USA the next days!) and I climbed on the cat tree and enjoyed the look.

This puzzle mommy has to do on her own now. I´m curious if she will make it till I´m back. ;) I don´t think so.  :p

At last Mister Spike and I needed to say Goobye.

So, I hope to see you soon!
Take care! :)

Posted Dec 2, 2012, 8:49 pm
Hi Mum,

I arrived in Bruchsal just in time to start the Christmas time together with my host family. I'm really happy to share this time of year with many other toyvoyagers.

Take care, Miffy

Posted Jan 28, 2013, 7:25 pm
Today we watched the snow falling to the ground. If it will stay there for a while?

Posted Jan 28, 2013, 7:32 pm
In the evening we heard some loud noise outside. We saw it was a firework in a park and tried to take photos of it with us. It was quite difficult, so the photos are rather blurry. You can see the curtain in the door of my host's room.:(

Posted Jan 29, 2013, 8:40 pm
Our host was way too busy during the last weeks. And we sat there and waited for things to happen. Today finally she decided, that Christmas without Christmas cookies isn't Christmas. So she sorted our the recipes of the cookies, she wanted to bake. At first we baked the Zigeunerschnitten, a sort of gingerbread. It is my host's favourite.

Posted Jan 29, 2013, 8:56 pm
It is Sunday, the fourth of advent. So nobody did think, that the doorbell would ring and the postman would come and bring a package. But suddenly we heard a bell ringing and when we went to the door we found a big package in the hands of the postman. Of course we were very excited, especially because it was the day before Holy Eve. So we all sat around the package and waited until Kari and Robby had opened it.

What a big surprise for us! There were so many new toyvoyagers guests in the package: Michel, nosyblue, Bobi, Hippy and Queenie and Robbi. So the house got crowded:)

We told them to walk out of the package, so we could introduce each other and exchange adventures. We had a nice chat.

Posted Jan 31, 2013, 3:04 pm
Our hosts received a present: An Anastatica. Anastatica is found in arid areas in the Middle East and Sahara Desert, including parts of North Africa and regions of Iran, Egypt, Palestine, Israel, Iraq, Jordan, and Pakistan .

After the rainy season, the plant dries up, dropping leaves and curling branches into a tight ball, and "hibernates". Within the ball, the fruits remain attached and closed, protecting the seeds and preventing them from being dispersed prematurely. The seeds are very hardy and can remain dormant for years. Wetted again in a later rainy season, the ball uncurls and the plant wakes up from its dormant state, which causes the capsular fruits open (dehisce) to disperse the seeds.

Then we finished some other cookies called Staenglein. They are very yummy.

On Holy Eve we had the family's traditional dinner: chicken fricassee in pasty with lamb's lettuce.

Later we sat around the plate with cookies and sang Christmas carols under the Christmas tree.
sorry, it was so dark, so the photos aren't that good and somehow the flashlight didn't work.

Posted Feb 17, 2013, 2:17 pm
It's the last day of the year and it's not raining. So we decided to go out on a sightseeing tour in Bruchsal.

At first we walked through the so called Bürgerpark, citizens' park. It was created in end of 1980something. There are two memorials of National Socialism victims and a third memorial as sign for understanding between different people of the world.

Here you see the medieval tower and a part of the community centre. The tower was built in 1358 and is the oldest building of Bruchsal. It belonged to the old castle.

Bruchsal has about 42 000 inhabitants, if you also count those in the five suburbs, which are Heidelsheim, Helmsheim, Untergrombach, Obergrombach and Büchenau. It was first mentioned in 796 A.D., but there had been an older settlement. 80 % of Bruchsal had been destroyed during World War II. on 1rst of March 1945. So you hardly find really old places.

Schloss Bruchsal is one of the most beautiful Baroque palaces in Germany and the only episcopal Baroque residence on the Upper Rhine. The foundation stone was laid in 1722 by Cardinal Damian Hugo von Schönborn, Prince Bishop of Speyer, who made the palace the centre of his absolutist dominion.
After being almost completely destroyed in the final days of World War II, the main tract was painstakingly reconstructed according to the original design and work was completed in 1975, including the magnificent dome, Marble Hall and Prince's Hall. The staircase designed by Balthasar Neumann is considered to be an architectural tour-de-force and has been described as the "finest staircase in the world".

We're now standing in front of one of the three entrances to the palace church called St. Damian and Hugo. From here you can see the county court, the Damian Gate and the tower of the jailhouse. The building on the left side,m which of course is the right part of the building,  houses the chamber music hall.

Inside the church you can see these plates, which show the palace during the years. In the top photo you can see, how it looked like after World War II. In the last photo we were standing just in the corner, which you see in the middle of this top photo, between main building and church.

The church wasn't rebuilt in baroque style. It is really modern. Somehow that's sad, but the costs were just too high. Here we are at the backside of the church. You see, that the tower isn't directly next to the church.

This is the backside of the palace. In summer there are weeks, when they play open air theatre and in winter there is a second Christmas market since a few years.

Next to the main way through the palace garden you find a lot of statues. At one crossing you see in each corner one statue of the four elements: fire, water, earth and air. Here you see the statue earth.

The statues in the next crossing's corners show the four seasons: winter, spring, summer, autumn. Here you see winter.

At one small gate you come to this street with really old houses.

Here you see the mainbuilding of the palace.

Just turning around on our heels we saw the county court building and the Amalie fountain.

The Amalienbrunnen is called Schnecklesbrunnen ( in Bruchsal dialect), which means snail fountain.

This is the gate called Damianstor. It is the entrance to the palace area. In the Damian Gate you can visit art exhibitions.

We walked to the Stadtgarten, another park. This fountain is called Ferdinand Keller Brunnen. Behind the fountain you can see a part of a grammer school called Schönborn-Gymnasium.

The Belvedere on the edge of the "Stadtgarten" was built by Leonhard Stahl in 1756 as a hunting lodge for Prince Bishop Franz Christoph von Hutten. The location was chosen so that the lodge would command an unspoiled view of the palace, town and Rhine rift valley beyond.

Especially worthy of note are the two towers, each of which has a viewing platform topped with a Chinese-style baldachin – an example of the fashion for chinoiserie prevalent at that time. Today, the Belvedere is used as a venue for concerts and theatre productions.

At top of the Andreasstaffel, high stairs, you have a great view over Bruchsal. The houses below belong to the oldest part of Bruchsal. You also can see the tower of the ancient castle and of two churches (from left). The houses, which are in one line right in front of us, belong to the Huttenstraße.

Here you see the baroque church St. Peter in the far. If you take a look right to the edge to the wood, you can see a big house. This house is called Sancta Maria. It is a school for social education and it is still home for Franciscan nuns.

The buildings right in front of us and the white building in the far on the left side are all part of the old people's home. The big grey building behind the white is another grammer school called St. Paulusheim.

We also walked a bit down the Andreasstaffel and had a few to the top from there. You see that small house. It is called Wingerthäusle. Maybe you can read about it in the next photo, it might be a bit small.

We saw a beautiful house next to the Stadtgarten. If you plan to stay in Bruchsal for a holiday, you can rent this house for a while. It belongs to a hotel and restaurant.

Finally we walked back home again. We came to the baroque church St. Peter, which is only a few hundred feet from our host's place. THe church is still baroque inside. It is located at the edge to the graveyard.[img]null[/img]

Posted Feb 17, 2013, 4:33 pm
We have our Silvester Dinner now. It's fondue with minced meat and different sauces and some other little food like cornichons and more. It way yummy.

Posted Feb 17, 2013, 6:00 pm
Finally it is time to welcome the New Year 2013. We watched the fireworks and our host's children made a special firework with sparklers for us. Then we went to bed, really tired.

Posted Feb 17, 2013, 6:27 pm
On January 6th is Epiphany. Children go out as the three kings and collect money for church and special needs. Many people offer them sweets. That's why they also carry bags with them to put the sweets, chocolate and other things like apricots and appels in it. Here you see some of the sweets the sons and daughter of our host brought home on 5th January. (This year they went on 4th and 5th). Maybe they will share them with us, who knows.

Posted Feb 17, 2013, 7:40 pm
Finally we have some snow, so we decided to go on a walk around the Kreuzbergsee in Tiefenbach. The lake was contured as recreational area in 1974 and it's magnitude is about 200.000 m². It is about 340 m long and 70 m broad.

Posted Mar 29, 2013, 4:07 pm
The weather was so grey, that we had not really a chance to go out and see other places. It had snowed during the night - everything is white now. At least it isn't so dark outside now.

Posted Mar 29, 2013, 4:32 pm
Today I joined my host on a trip to Blaustein. Her son studies at the university of Ulm and she visited him over the weekend. He has a nice view out of the window and today we had been really lucky, because the sun was shining.

Posted Mar 29, 2013, 5:09 pm
Blaustein is a municipality in the district of Alb-Donau Baden-Württemberg in Germany. It is situated on the Blau River, 6 km west of Ulm and has about 15,000 inhabitants.

It was created in 1968 after the union of Ehrenstein and Klingenstein and some more municipalities joined.

It is home to one or more prehistoric pile-dwelling (or stilt house) settlements that are part of the Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps UNESCO World Heritage Site.

View to Löwenfelsen in Ehrenstein

The river Blau really shimmers blue sometimes. The name comes from the celtic name Blava. The blue colour comes from light scattering due to the high chalky spring water. River Blau is a left tributary to the Danube.

It was so so cold, that we hurried home again after these two photos.

Posted Mar 29, 2013, 5:45 pm
The next day we joined our host's son and her on the way to the university and after we said goodbye to him, we walked back home. The way was rather steep and I had a lot of fun on the icy way. But you can see, that the sky was grey again.

Back in Blaustein we walked through the Szeklertor, which is a present of the partner city Cernat in Romania. The Székelys derive their name from a Hungarian expression meaning "frontier guards" and were regarded as the finest warriors of medieval Transylvania, but it isn't completely proven.

Posted Jun 2, 2013, 9:31 am
Today I watched tv, because it was a special day. We followed the flight of former Pope Benedict XVI. out of the Vatican.

Posted Jun 2, 2013, 2:45 pm
Wow! We have another sunny day! I really had no chance to see the flowers in the garden behind the house until now, because the weather was that bad. I can't remember, that we had springweather like this before. All flowers are blooming at the same time and the trees got leaves within minutes it seems.

Posted Jun 2, 2013, 8:41 pm
We are on the way to Bad Wildbad, where our host's husband has an appointment. As the weather was so terrible again during the last weeks, we took the chance to take some photos today.

Posted Jun 2, 2013, 9:02 pm
Today I'm on a sightseeing trip by car - the weather had been terrible during the last days, but today it is a little bit better.

Here you see one of Bruchsal's oldest streets: Württemberger-Straße.

Posted Jun 3, 2013, 4:33 pm
Then we drove to Heidelsheim, which is one of Bruchsal's surburbs. Heidelsheim belongs to Bruchsal since 1974. The river Saalbach also flows through Heidelsheim. The small city was first named in 770 A.D.

Posted Jun 3, 2013, 4:58 pm
We drove to Blaustein on the Autobahn. My hosts' one son lives in this town, which is close to Ulm. Here you see some impressions during our drive, which took about 2 hours one way. You still see thick clouds in the sky.

Posted Jun 3, 2013, 5:17 pm
It seems, that sightseeing means to look out of windows or driving cars. The weather was too cold and we only had a little time in Blaustein before we had to drive back to Bruchsal again, so here you can see just a view over the roofs.

Posted Jun 3, 2013, 7:03 pm
Two more hours in the car, then we were in Bruchsal again.

Posted Jul 21, 2013, 7:18 pm
The weather is really nice, if you don't count the heavy clouds, so we decided to go on a drive to two of Bruchsal's suburbs: Untergrombach and Obergrombach. At first we wanted to visit the chapel on Michaelsberg, a small hill which belongs to Untergrombach. It was too crowded there, because there was a wedding.
So we only took a photo of the small hills of Kraichgau.

Posted Jul 21, 2013, 8:14 pm
Then we drove to Obergrombach.
At first we enjoyed the nice view over the vineyards to Obergrombach.

Our plan was to take more photos, but it started raining again. So here's only one more photo of Obergrombach with a beautiful half timbered house.

Posted Jul 21, 2013, 9:26 pm
Today we decided to bake a rhubarb cake. Our host allowed us to do it all alone without her help. So please take a look at the recipe. We explain it step by step:

At first we had to find a place - we are quite a few

Of course we aren't all traveling. Some of us are here as active toyvoyagers, but many of us are guests, who decided to stay here as long as the owners don't find time to get in contact with our host. And of course some of us live here, but we all have one thing in common - we are toyvoyagers.
At next we had to get the eggs. We need six eggs for the cake.

It was Sausi Karl's job to beat the eggs.

Then one of us - don't know who - added 50g sugar for each egg, so it was 300 g sugar. It's quite a lot, we know.

I added one packet of vanilla sugar to the dough.

Of course we had to beat the dough again, but we couldn't handle the camera while beating the dough.
Matcha and Ted added 300g flour and one packet of baking powder.

Then we had to stir the dough again until it was fluffy.

Melek helped

and Nathalie

Then Matcha prepared the dish for the dough. We baked without bottom on a foil.

Nathalie was still busy stiring the dough.

And the she filled it in the dish.

Then we all were sitting there and waiting for the cake to get baken in the oven. Man it was boring at first. But we didn't expect, that half an hour can be such a short time, when so many tvs are together.

After this break we had to prepare the rhubarb, because we wanted to fill the cake with rhubarb cream.

Little Dragon helped to skin it.

And Matcha helped to cut it in pieces.

Billy helped Matcha to stay on the pot during cutting the rhubarb pieces.

Then we had to prepare some ingrediences for the cream. We needed two packets of vanilly pudding powder, one egg white and one yolk. We had to stir the egg white.

Before adding the stirred egg white, we had to add the pudding powder. We had added a little bit of water to it and shook it until it was smooth. Then we added the pudding powder to the cooked rhubarb. We also added the yolk.

Then Louis the Rat added the stirred egg white and gently folded it in.

Finally we cut the cake in two layers and filled the cream on the first and then on the second layer and put the last layer on top of it.

Posted Aug 18, 2013, 1:33 pm
Hi there!

A few days ago I arrived at home and my mommy was so happy. I was happy too.

The stay at fam-united was so great!Thanks for that! :)

At first I cuddled with my cat-friend. I missed her!

Then I chilled in the rocking chair. So relaxing!

I met a new friend. He is called "Häkelschwein". He is nice.

Now I´m going back in the envelope. I´m on my way to spain now!

See you soon!

Posted Aug 24, 2013, 12:05 pm
I had the chance to go to school today and learn more about the federal state Baden-Württemberg. Bruchsal is a town in Baden-Württemberg.

Parts of river Rhine flow through Baden-Württemberg. It is the longest river in Germany with about 1,232 kilometres (766 miles).

There are also parts of Limes. A limes was a border defence or delimiting system of Ancient Rome. It marked the boundaries of the Roman Empire.

There are many people in Baden-Württemberg, who love Sports. Some of them even took part in Olympic Games. On pupil told us more about them.

Schwetzingen is a German town situated in the northwest of Baden-Württemberg, around 10 km (6.2 mi) southwest of Heidelberg and 15 km (9.3 mi) southeast of Mannheim. It was mentioned as "Suezzingen" for the first time in 766, recorded in the late twelfth-century Codex Aureus of Lorsch, but there are already traces of settlement from the Stone Age. Schwetzingen Castle is the city's most famous landmark. Its gardens are also notable, as there are elements of French Baroque and the English garden style.

Ulm is situated on the River Danube and was founded around 850. Ulm is primarily known for having the church with the tallest steeple in the world, the Gothic minster (Ulm Minster, German: Ulmer Münster) and as the birthplace of Albert Einstein.

Bruchsal is situated at the border to the hilly region of Kraichgau and Rhineland Planes.

Of course we can't forget the Black Forest, when we talk about Baden-Württemberg. There are the Southern and Northern Black Forest. In the south part you find the highest mountain of Baden-Württemberg is Feldberg with an elevation of 1,493 metres (4,898 ft).

Typical for the Black Forest are the Black Forest Houses.

Mannheim is situated at the rivers Rhine and Neckar. It is the second or third largest city of Baden-Württemberg. Mannheim is unusual among German cities in that its streets and avenues are laid out in a grid pattern, leading to its nickname "die Quadratestadt" ("city of the squares"). The eighteenth century Mannheim Palace, former home of the Prince-elector of the Palatinate, now houses the University of Mannheim.

The civic symbol of Mannheim is der Wasserturm, a water tower just east of the city centre.

Mannheim is the starting and finishing point of the Bertha Benz Memorial Route.

Lake Constance (German: Bodensee) is a lake on the Rhine at the northern foot of the Alps, and consists of three bodies of water: the Obersee ("upper lake"), the Untersee ("lower lake"), and a connecting stretch of the Rhine, called the Seerhein.

The lake is situated in Germany, Switzerland and Austria near the Alps. Specifically, its shorelines lie in the German federal states of Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg

One girl even needed two posters to show so many interesting places of Swabian Jura. It is a low mountain range in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, extending 220 km (140 mi) from southwest to northeast and 40 to 70 km (25 to 43 mi) in width. It is named after the region of Swabia.

Stuttgart is the main city of Baden-Württemberg and the largest city, too, with a population of 613,392. (2011) Stuttgart is spread across a variety of hills (some of them vineyards), valleys and parks – unusual for a German city and often a source of surprise to visitors who primarily associate the city with its industrial reputation as the 'cradle of the automobile'.

Posted Aug 24, 2013, 4:09 pm
Today we drove to Rastatt to visit a concert in front of the palace. It was SWR1 lyrics. We had a lot of fun.

Have you ever had "salad to go"? It really looked funny.

We had to wait about 2 hours until the concert started. It had to be after sunset - and still it was really hot.

Posted Aug 24, 2013, 5:04 pm
My host traveled to Blaustein yesterday and we were allowed to join her. Today she and her son took us for a walk through the town. They decided to climb the small hill and to walk along the river Blau (German for Blue - we all believe, that the river shimmers blue, whatever other people say). I won't explain much here - just let the pictures talk.

This is Sanct Martin in front of the church St. Martin.

My host wanted to delete this photo, but I told her, that I would like to show her painted nail - it has my colour :)

We went to a bridge from where we could "see" the Ulm Minster.

Then we walked back to our Blaustein home again.

Posted Oct 26, 2013, 8:07 pm
Hi mom!!!!
I’m so proud to tell you I’m in Spain!!!! After a long trip, I arrived here safely :)

I came out of the envelope!!!
?? - Hello!! My name is Madam Miff von Teacup, but you can call me Madam Miff.

I gave them the presents and I was add in the guestbook.

Then, I told them that I love to sit in cups :rolleyes:

So they asked hostmom to leave us a cup for me and she let us her favorite cup. At the same time, Zero improve one of his life missions!

Look at me mom!!!!!
Don’t worry about me, mom, I know I will have so much fun here.
I love you!!!

Posted Feb 18, 2014, 12:14 pm
Hi mom!!!
This year we go to the festivities of Sants. This neighborhood decorates its streets.
The first street we found was this one decorated as a hell and it was a criticism about political corruption.

The next street was a forest.

This street was decorated as the house of Club Super 3. Club Super 3 is a TV program for children where we can see some different cartoons. Here, we met Son Goku and Vegeta and Shin Chan with his family.

This TV program is also a club. Look!! This is my membership card!!!!

And this hand is the mascot of the club. It’s a super hand!!

Oh, oh!!! :o In another street we found an Alien spaceship!!!

Waaahhh!!! A baby Alien attacks me!!!

Better run…

Ufff!!! We are safe now in this zouk :)

And walking, we arrived to Venice!!!

And in the last street we found a dragon. Can you see the knight at the left of the picture? This is the story of Sant Jordi (Saint George). The story tells that a dragon was frightening a whole village during a lot of time, eating its sheeps, cows… The people of the village decided to sacrifice a person per week to calm the dragon. But the random select the princess to be immolated!!! And when the princess was already in the cave of the dragon, a knight, Jordi, arrived and killed the dragon whit his sword. From the blood of the dragon, some red roses were born. The knight took one of them and gave it to the princess and returned her to the village. It’s a romantic story but poor dragon!!! I think he wasn’t as bad as people though, he only was hungry!!!

Posted Mar 17, 2014, 10:34 am
We go on holiday to Madrid!!!! Yeehaaaa!!
As Zero is a postcrosser too, he has a friend in Madrid, and we all go to meet her :D I’m very nervous!!!!
During our trip, we saw some interesting things: a bow situated in the same place where a meridian pass, some windmills and a bull, the mascot of Spanish trademark, Osborne.

Look!!!! We arrived!!! This is our hotel :)

We left our things at the room and we took the underground. We met Auri, Zero’s friend, in Madrid center. She’s a lady dragon :D

We met in “El oso y el madroño” sculpture, a symbol of Madrid.
Z-Auri!!!! Nice to meet you!!!!!

She showed us some interesting places during the day.
Km 0, the central point where all the roads starts.

Plaza Mayor (yes, a relaxing cup of “café con leche” :D)

Calle Velazquez

Teatro Real

Catedral de la Almudena

After a long way, we had something for dinner.

And before to take the underground back to the hotel, we visit “La puerta del sol”, where people celebrates the end of the year eating grapes.

Great day!! Thank you Auri!!

Posted Mar 17, 2014, 11:12 am
We went to Warner Bros Amusement Park, a temathic park with characters of Warner Bros Pictures and some superheroes.
Here we are in the entrance of the Park

Look! We saw el Oso Yogui! (Yogi Bear)

We went in the Clark Kent's office and we saw a fountain with his special mark

After, we went to Gotham city and we saw Batman and we ride on the Joker's bumper cars.

We arrived at the far west and we go on a train an a horse carriage.

And, finally, we arrived at Cartoon Village, where we visited Bugs Bunny's and Piolin (Tweety's) home.

It was a funny day!

Posted Mar 17, 2014, 11:52 am
Today we meet Auri again. She will show us more places in Madrid.
First we visited Plaza España and we saw a monument to Cervantes (the one who's sitting) with his two most famous characters, Don Quijote y Sancho Panza.

Then we went to Templo de Debod, an egyptian temple dating from 2200 years ago, which was devoted to the cult of the gods Amun and Isis. It was donated to Spain by the Egyptian government in 1968, as a token of Egypt's gratitude for the aid provided in rescuing temples of Abu Simbel, in Nubia.

We were hungry so we ate some typical food in Madrid: bocata de calamares (calamari sandwich)

After lunch, we visited Calle Alcalá where we saw Edificio Metropolis...

... and La Cibeles, where the fans of Real Madrid celebrates when they team wins.

And the, we went to visit Plaza Colon, where is situated a monument to Cristobal Colon.

To do a snack in the afternoon, we ate another typical food: chocolate con churros.

Now is time to say goodbye... :( We have to come back to Barcelona, so we give a very big hug to Auri. She has been a perfect guide!!! We will miss you, Auri, we will be in contact!!!!