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As I indicated in my last entry, I wasn't too fond of Madrid. It doesn't have much charm and there's just not that much to see. I really wish Real Madrid had been playing at home because I'm sure going to a game would've been something I would've really enjoyed and probably changed my attitude towards the city in a positive way. Nonetheless, I did …
AVE train from Barcelona to Madrid. The Spaniards have a fairly laid back rep - things will happen when they happen, so the irony wasn't lost on me when I discovered that their AVE train operation is spot on. Sorry France but Spain has it all over you in that department. Someone actually scans your ticket, your bags go through security, the train …
... start things off, I’m exhausted. My voyage began yesterday evening with a flight from Detroit to Paris, and I probably slept a grand total of one hour. I tried to sleep but just could not get comfortable. Instead, I played games on my new iPod and watched Gravity and Thor 2 in Spanish.
I was not happy when the plane landed and I had not slept. However, I chugged some tea, and navigated Charles DeGaulles Airport, which is a little confusing. Maybe it ...
... new rules that took time to sort out ... and now in Spanish. We went home, drinking in this feast of vibrant street life. It's thumping on the street and in the squares and it's just beginning tonight. As we entered our abode I asked a guy where do you buy wine? I was told and so we, having stashed our haul on the third floor pad, made a second foray, acclimatising an picking up the necessary. The whole tapas thing was not obvious. Here are many places with heaps ...
... Spanish... ask him why I was called the nasty name he called me (it involved the "f" word and "American"). His mouth drops. Hmm, yep. Interestingly enough, he finds my reservation quickly after that interaction. Ponder that. Kinda wish he hadn't.
The van picks me and another couple up. They get dropped off first. My hotel is right (literally) in the center of town. It's an awesome location and the place was ...