Ivan, Lil Dave and I checked out of Hotel U232 on July 6, 2010. We got a taxi to our new hotel.
Ivan checked us in to Grupotel Gran Via 678. The hotel gives you a free glass of champagne as a welcome drink. The staff is friendly. The rooms are nice and modern. It seems like we got upgraded since we had a balcony.
We walked to Sandwich & Friends. Ivan and I had salads and sandwiches here. I had the piadina Ivan had the other day with aubergine, courgette, goat’s cheese and red pepper. Lil Dave had a rolled sandwich with bananas, goat’s cheese and honey. The food is reasonable and tastes great.
We went back to the hotel for awhile. We all decided to relax. Ivan and I used the internet.
We walked around the city. It was sunny and hot. We stopped by Giovanni’s to get gelato. Ivan had chocolate while I had mango. Of course, Lil Dave got banana. The gelato is tastes awesome.
I bought a couple souvenirs at two shops.
We stopped by Evinia bar.
Ivan and I drank some good sangria and ate tapas. Lil Dave had a banana juice with a tapas dish with bananas & honey on bread.
We walked to Teatre Victoria to pick up tickets. We would be seeing a show there.
We walked to a bar across the street. Ivan and I each had a tasty sangria. Lil Dave had a banana colada. Ivan and I shared fish fritters.
We walked back to the theatre. It was time for the Charlatans show with the Ashton Brothers. The four guys perform lots of sketches with acrobatics, mime, song, dance, cabaret and magic. It’s fast-paced and fun. It’s really a unique show. We thought it was hilarious.
At the end of the show, Ivan told one of the guys they should have a show in London. He said they were asked to do a show at Leicester Square Theatre, but the theatre isn’t big enough for the acrobatics. We should have told them to try for a show in Las Vegas. You must go see them, if they come to your city.