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... I will translate it to English and transcribe it below.
Him: "where are you going? do you want to drink? dance?
Me: "we are going home"
Him: "oh you are going home with me?"
Me: *not hearing that final conmigo until too late* "Yes. Wait, no."
Him: *laughing* "It's all good, we can just sleep together."
Me: "Yes. Wait. No. Yes. No."
*everyone laughs, my face turns really red, we go to the metro really ...
This past Sunday was hands down one of the best days I've spent in Madrid so far! Spaniards celebrate their own twist on Columbus Day, or Día de la Hispanidad (remember, the Spanish monarchy sent Columbus on his voyage, and what became the Spanish empire was due to his "discovery"). Ian and I met up to go check out the parade, which also happens to be the largest parade celebrated in Madrid every year. We made it out early enough so that we had a decent view of the parade in one ...
... epicentre of Spain. All of Spain is measured from this point and we are lucky today! There is a demonstration here!!!
Dimi and Mick meet us for our evening together and tonight, we end up in a little tavern, the ‘Meson de Champinon’ just off Plaza Mayor. A very interesting time here as we are shuffled to the back of the restaurant and placed near the entertainment for our evening. An older Spaniard playing on a Casio keyboard a tune that sounded faintly familiar to ...
... glued to a map in extra tourist fashion. Although not personally overly impressed with the sites (sorry Madrid), we did manage to find the rather grand Plaza de Oriente, the Royal Palace of Madrid and the godly Almundena cathedral. For a one euro donation we went inside and snapped some photos of the impressive cathedral. We decided Madrid had a slightly San Francisco feel to it as we made our way back to the hotel. After a short break we needed food again so ...
... it in the streets.
We had a nice dinner on Paseo del Recoletos and then walked over to the Parque del Retiro. The park was very nice and is very large. The Palacio de Cristal is there and it seems like it is a very nice place to have an event. It was empty today but looks great. They have a nice small lake for boats and watching people at the park.
Tomorrow will be filled with museums and walking. It didn't start to get dark until about 10pm.