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Last night ended up being a reasonably early one... we ended up going for a drive and having dinner around 7.30pm at Gijon Cafe, the oldest Tapas bar. It was pretty fun, singing musicians, tapas and lots and lots of Sangria. Mains was a suckling pork which wasn't my thing but good and desert was a bomb alaska type thing. Dan still wasn't feeling …
First of all, I am finding spanish hard to remember..when someone says hello to you, it's a rapid fire of words that I really just cant make out! I am getting Buonos Dios..and thats about it..well its on to study the phrase book tonight methinks! We were up and early for a driving day today. Wakeup call at 6.30am, bags 7.15 and breakfast at …
... the way:
- Roman numeral clocks are only balanced if they replace the IV with a IIII
· If you spent 30 seconds of each of the palace rooms it would take you 18 months to see
· Fat churros are called porra and churros are a breakfast food
· Football celebrations are held around roundabouts
· The local tooth fairy is a rat named Raton ...
... that today is my 2 week anniversary here! Madness! I have to say spending the past 2 weeks with this family has been absolutely phenomenal and I cannot wait to see what the rest of the summer has to offer!
Seriously though, if anybody is interested in au pairing in Madrid, let me know. You don't have to speak amazing or in some cases any Spanish. Ana will find a family that suits you best! Give me a shout if you're interested!
Until the next time readers,
The beginning to the train ride was a mild train wreck with me spilling what was supposed to be a delicious cup of tea all over one of the seats that we thought was ok to occupy, but angry loud remarks in Spanish, French, and English got us out of there quick. We figured out and moved to our section and the rest of the train ride involved crying babies and extra loud music in my ears. Luckily the scenery was, without fail, lovely going that outstanding ...