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... with butter and jelly, an orange, and a cafe-con-leche (coffee with milk).
Dinner is always SUPER late. Usually between 9:30-10:30pm it is also usually light. Last night's dinner was a tortilla with eggs and potatoes, along with bread, peach yogurt, and a banana.
The reason why both of these meals are so light is because the biggest meal of the day is lunch, or as they say here "la comida del mediodía". Our lunches so far have been three course meals.
Saturday consisted of a lot of walking around. Jota, Iria and I took a 6 hour walk, starting in downtown Madrid, then going towards the river, walking down the river, then heading back into downtown. While we were walking, we stopped for coffee along the way, and also walked past the soccer stadium for Atletico Madrid.
Once we got back in the downtown area, we went ...
... reserved, we were there early enough to get a seat at the bar. They provided free food with our beers, and we settled in for what would hopefully be an exciting match. The game did not disappoint. Though the final score of 4-1 suggests a blow-out, it was actually incredibly close until overtime, when Real pulled away to win its 10th (!) Champions League title. Atletico led almost the entire game, until Real scored in injury time to send it to overtime ...
... would be a shame to only lick at its surface. I am really making an effort to make the most out of my time here and I hope that I can carry this feeling of enjoying every moment back to Houston. Because no moments not opportunities are the same nor do they come back. Hopefully I can remain as grateful and motivated throughout my time here and carry it back with me.
Whew I have never been so ready to be off of a plane. We flew American Airlines for our long leg of the trip. The plane was the smallest plane I have ever had on an international flight and it was an old plane. The legroom was terrible and the tiny little screens that popped out of the ceiling weren't even worth watching. I didn't just feel like cattle, I felt like veal. I can only imagine how Jeremiah must have felt. He is over 6 feet tall. He must have ...