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... soccer (fútbol, rather) team play the French, so I watched the rest of the game with him over a dessert of grapes. Fridays are looking to be great days, due to the fact that I won't have any classes! Sleeping in a day earlier is something I appreciated rather quickly :) Around noon time, the girls of my group and I met up and went to Usera, a suburb outside Madrid that's considered Chinatown. Usera had a significant amount ...
... on toast with Brie and sprinkled with golden syrup. So unusual but yummy. Bought lots of goodies at the market too. Had a lovely time. We returned to the flat for a little bit and then we walked to Reina Sofia art museum and enjoyed art by Picasso, Dali and others. The largest was Picasso's Geurnica which was painted as a sign of respect for all the lives destroyed in war. Very moving. After the museum we had a quick lunch of calamari sandwiches - too big and ...
... I visited Chocolateria San Gines for the much raved about 'churros con chocolate' but I have to say I was a little disappointed.
My final night in Madrid involved meeting Kath (a fellow Taste the Worlder) for another visit to Mercado de San Miguel where we tried many of the delicious options, then to a local café for a bocadilla de calamares which is a calamari baguette, very nice!
Now for my final stop of this amazing adventure.... Costa Rica! ...
... not all on display at the same time) - also saw Rembrandt, El Greco, Titian, Goya and many others. We then had tea - lovely bread, cheese, local cured ham, and local olives & a glass of local Spanish wine - picnic in the botanical gardens. Gorgeous evening and gorgeous surroundings. Ran in to a group from the tour on the way home so had a night cap with them. An all round fantastic day. Can this trip get any ...
... them...you know, your breasts"
"Well I've always wondered what Australians have... Like instead of a nipple"
After quite some time she admits "I read that Australians don't have nipples because they don't need them because koalas supply their milk"
"And I'm guessing you read this on the internet"
"How'd you know ?!"
"Be careful of the drop bears!!!"
But surprisingly, no one has heard of ...