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... to escape the masses, and sit down for a beer. Efes - which is actually a very nice beer! ABBA is blaring Mama Mia, followed by Boy George. A touch of madness, that is what I think Istanbul represent for me. The madness of two countries in one city, the contrasts, the beautiful Bosphorus. Again, a city with a river for a heart, pumping life blood deep into the heart of East and West.
The journey back to reality is long and uncomfortable. Nothing more, nothing ...
... they are shedding their bark. Somehow I managed to step on a loop of bark, get my other foot tangled in the next step, and after 735km had my first fall. Fortunately nothing serious but witnessed by the an Australian couple we were walking with. Maggie doesn't even stop for coffee. I do, and so do the Australians. I had imagined crowds of people shuffling into Santiago. The reality was there were less people today than yesterday. The sunrise was brilliant orange merging ...
... out in California, and I met all of her friends in the program as well! (The UC program here in Madrid is a conglomerate of all the UC schools). When I got lunch on Wednesday, I *finally* was able to meet up with my "buddy," Carlos. I signed up for the buddy program, which assigns you with a student from Spain that attends UC3M and helps you throughout your semester (or year, in my case). He is super nice! I was so glad to get ...
This was probably one of the laziest days of my life, but it was fantastic.
After waking up ridiculously late, Jonathan and I set out to find food at La Bicicleta, one of the cafes near Gran Vía. We ate, talked, and then went to a bakery where I finally found my (and Sarah's) Mother's Day present for Isabel-- her favorite dessert, pastelitos. They're basically bon bon/cream puff-like pastries with chocolate cream on top and in the middle. The trouble was that I had no idea ...
Dinner - Round 2 at Mercado San Miguel
Once back in Madrid we are greeted by tumultuous crowds in Sol. Whilst Plaza Mayor is busy, it's quieter than the previous evening and so we head hopefully towards the Mercado San Miguel for dinner.
After a little searching we manage to find the Sherry ...