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Capítulo 2- "Es el verano en Madrid... Por qué tienes frío???"
Because I am sleeping right next to an open window that leads to an outdoor terrace, I was FREEZING when I woke up. Breakfast was already prepared for me, along with the most delicious cafe-con-leche I could have asked for.
Because I was so cold, I went outside to breakfast on the terrace wearing a sweatshirt (I'm rocking my WTOP hoodie in Madrid, guys!). As ...
... destined to go on and so motivated for what ever lies
ahead for me. After class Amanda, Tamar, and I went to Pez for coffee and
booked our Portugal trip. We had a slight speed bump when I accidentally booked
flights for the wrong day but regardless we figured it out and are excited to
explore new territory next week:) Me and Tamar attempted to do some shopping
after our café date but we were exhausted. Shopping lasted about 30 mins but I
got new shoes out of it so it ...
After we had woken up and managed to get everyone ready to go, it was around lunch time and Laurence being obsessed with set menu's insisted that we find another one for lunch. So on we trawled until we found a local place doing the set menu thing. I accidently ordered raw salmon.. this is the problem when the entire menu is in Spanish and you only speak one language!
Some of the girls ...
... have read about and studied and enjoyed. So much beauty. Wonderland.
That was the morning and we walked back, hit on a terrific, light lunch (paella and sardines) in a Madrid classic that was busy. Then we walked back to the apartment in Lavapiès, picked up our gear and walked back to the metro. A reasonable trot, but we are pro. Took the metro to a stop near our new place and met our host Judith. (We have a room with a South African woman, with two kids, who works ...
... with metal furniture and shorts, resulting in some burnt thighs! No biggy though as the shower on the roof terrace was perfect when needing to cool down. By this point we/I were/was rather tipsy so I thought it would be the perfect time to have a siesta, but no. We met some other people staying in the hostel and the girls got friendly with quite a few MURICAN (American) gents. Therefore no siesta. We got dressed and headed to Vips (cheap Spanish chain restaurant, probably ...