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#88158 - 09/05/10 12:54 PM Re: Madrid: excercise [Re: pedmar]
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One of the best times of my life, never to be forgotten. thats why my signature here ! my barrio takes from Madrid to heaven and a hole in the sky to look down on it every day....
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#92588 - 10/08/13 07:00 AM Re: Madrid: excercise [Re: pedmar]
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Loc: Hastings Old Town , England .
I would avoid Elipa Park early in the morning ( sorry Pedmar ) ... But I have seen the baseball ground there AND they do have an inside gym on top of the hill . I used to live just the other side of the M30 in Fuente del Berro . The views fro Elipa are pretty cool but there's a housing estate ( social housing ) right by the park full of Gypsies and I have never felt so unsafe ( And I've walked the streets of Moscow at night alone !! ) . Also they have a swimmimg pool( outdoors )nearby ( La piscina la Elipa ) which gained noteriety some years ago when a gay couple ( one Spanish and one Canadian ) were chased by gypsy kids ( whilst there parents supported them ) after they kissed in public . The kids threw rocks at them and I believe it was the Canadian guy that required facial reconstructive surgery . In general now the outdoor pools will not allow people poolside if they are not wearing a bathing costume and the traditional gypsy women , for example , abide by modesty laws requiring full length dresses . This isn't an attack on all gypsies ( I have gypsy blood ) but , as in all major European cities , there are problems and I taught some gypsy kids ( very bright ) in Villa de Vallecas. The problem is that it seems the Ayuntamiento de Madrid hasn't really got a grip on the situation whether they are PSOE or PP . The biggest slum area ( almost entirely gypsies ) is in Cañada Real - Madrid . http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/in-spains-heart-a-slum-to-shame-europe-6268652.html

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#92599 - 10/16/13 02:56 AM Re: Madrid: excercise [Re: pedmar]
steve robinson Offline
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Loc: Hastings Old Town , England .
I guy I speak to on FB ( Angel Rojas - a well known flamenco dancer ) just posted a link to a big gym in Madrid that may be of interest . It's pretty central too . http://www.hi-fitness.es/


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#92611 - 10/18/13 01:20 PM Re: Madrid: excercise [Re: steve robinson]
pedmar Offline
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no need to be sorry Steve. I know thing have change a lot in Madrid ::)

When my time living there was an oasis of tranquility. Also, my old neighborhood I lived at Calle Alcala 331 right coming out of metro Quintana line 5. Go there now and you may think the same.

I am nostalgic of the early 70's those were other times in Madrid.
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