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Since I'm staying at my cousins house here in Madrid I don't really feel the need to get up as early as I normally would. The time I have in this house is going to be spent relaxing and taking things slow. Today I went into town with no real destination and I ended up in Plaza de España. I had breakfast at a really cute little cafe and took my time enjoying each sip of my cappuccino and each bite of ...
... a comedy about three women trying to plan a kidnapping but not being able to decide on anything. At all. Although they spoke very fast, it was entertaining and I'm glad I went.
When we returned home, Sarah, Isabel and I had dinner and then watched the futbol game of Atletico Madrid vs. Chelsea. It unfortunately ended with a tie.
Afterward, we watched a little bit of Spanish tv (there was a program based on Ocho Apellidos Bascos, which was cool) and then headed to bed.
... we decided to head out of Madrid on a wee day trip to Toledo that my lovely work friend suggested (she lived in Spain for aaages!) which is a half hour train ride away. After finally managing to get a train we got some brunch at the train station. Once we arrived in Toledo you could immediately see how different it is from Madrid. It used to be the capital city way way back in the day and the old town doesn't seem to have changed much since then. Massive stone ...
... off to dinner at this fantastic little restaurant called las Cuevas del Duque. I liked how they served us dinner... the entire table got to taste many different types of authentic Spanish food. Some I liked, some I didn't. But at least I had the opportunity to decide what I liked and didn't without having to eat an entire plate!
Dinner takes just as long in Spain as it does in the Netherlands! It was interesting to see some ...
... and piquillo peppers, along with two glasses of rioja. It's quite a sizeable feast when it arrives and like everywhere else we try in Madrid, insanely reasonable; the whole lot barely touches €30 for the pair of us.
It's close to midnight by the time we're finished. Wrapping our jackets tightly around us again we retrace our steps to Plaza del Sol and take a different street up the Gran Via, full of intentions to continue on to the ...
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