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... than the Catalan spoken in Barcelona. Issy was still feeling awful at this point so we finally made the move of getting a doctor, one that actually comes to you. We waited in the hostel's cinema for a while but when a group of guys arrived to watch the basketball we moved to our rooms. The hallway on the way to our dorm on the top level had a little patch of fake grass with 2 wooden swings and a drinking fountain on it, which was a nice touch. Isabel waited in bed for ...
... s true! I was told both yesterday and today of an American girl who came here last year (to a different school). Apparently she was always on her phone and didn't want to talk to anyone, accordingly, everyone decided that all Americans are rude, but they are quick to mention that Australia is one of the friendliest countries but when I ask who else they've met from Australia they simply say 'just you'.
Definitely coming back!
* 'Treka' is actually spelt Chueca
The Nutt was keen to show us Andén Cero, one of the first metro stations in Madrid that has been turned into a sort of museum. The Chamberi metro stop ceased to be used in the 1960s when new trains which were too long for its platform were introduced. The stop languished for about forty years before restoration and opening. Now one can go and, at no cost, get a bit of a feel of what early metro travel was like. It's truly a lovely little slice of history and well worth a visit.
... entirely of porcelain.
5. Have some "Cien Montaditos" which I have missed so very much from Sevilla!
6. I saw the huge cycling race "El Vuelto" by accident down Gran Via.
7. Went to "El Rastro" market where I wanted to buy a million things(like tons of old picture frames I could have spray painted)…but then remembered I already came with a million things.
8. Drank mucho cafe con leche!
Off to Orientation!
... rivalry the diets of these two countries have blended to a large degree and in the modern age it’s possible to find any kind of food in either country. Both have paellas and Doner Kebabs, of course.
But one last observation: Porto is a dessert wine produced exclusively in Portugal, and despite its proximity all port wine in Spain is imported from Portugal. This appears to be one clear instance of Portuguese protectionism and Spanish ...