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... tourists, clubbers and Madrilenos alike - but like most institutions it trades as much on its reputation and long opening hours as quality.
The last lunch
We decide to take our final meal at Estado Puro on Plaza del ┴ngel.
Bu˝uelos de bacalao (cod fritter), bravo por las bravas (patatas bravas) and bombas de carne (meat balls) with a glass of Mahou, what could be better at lunchtime!
... I then visited the Debod temple that is situated in a park near the museum:
In the afternoon I went on a Madrid city tour by bus ...
... is dedicated to all things modern.
I've been particularly looking forward to seeing many of Dali's greatest works, alongside the likes of Miro, Picasso and Gris, but the buggers have only gone and shoved them all into a temporary exhibition centre for which the queues are enormous, and to compound matters there are no tickets left for today and barely any for tomorrow.
Deciding that there's no point in spending a good 90 minutes lining up ...
... greet us in Catalan and then switch to Castellano (Spanish) when they realized we didn't speak Catalan. After plenty of introductions we went to the next town over to celebrate Carnival near the beach. It was basically a Spanish version of the Thanksgiving day parade with floats and stuff, but the only difference is everyone is dressed up in a costume.
Anyway that is all for now; more updates and pictures to come once Wills leaves.
Hope everyone is well,
... It is really nice to know where I will be going for my internship. Here is the link for the foundation: http://www.fundacionmujeres.es/ . They have other locations besides Madrid. The place in Madrid is like 20 minutes from my school and like 20 minutes from my house. So not that bad of a commute.
This coming week is a short week. Friday is a fiesta and the program is taking us to Andalusia to visit the cities of Cordoba ...