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- Multilingual staff
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- Laundry facilities (self serve)
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FINALLY! We got to Madrid. After a short delay at our layover in D.C., we made it to the other side a little bleary-eyed, but cheerful that we were finally in Madrid. Our airbnb host was extremely nice and the apartment was bright and centrally located in the Malasana district, an up-and-coming neighborhood with hipsters, skinny jeans, and an abundance of small shops and restaurants. Right outside our door was a plaza surrounded by small cafes and where the locals ...
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We have subsequently learnt that the thieves are very cunning, no surprise there, there is no jail time for crimes for which the proceeds are under € 600, so they work in groups and are careful that no one person is caught with more than €300 or €400. As you may know Barcelona has a very poor reputation for crime particularly pickpockets. We were aware of this too but let our guard down being out in the suburbs.
After breakfast I head to Plaza Major for my favourite free walking tour.
Once the tour was over I walked to near Prado to meet Kate for a cycle and row in the park. Where we met was a little far from the bike shop so we instead decided to walk around the Park Retiro to find the fake lake and row boats, a recommendation of Mario. We rowed our little boat around the very little lake for about 45 min, we were uncertain how we actually ...
... I had these mini clam things, looked like a lot of work, but this peanut of the seafood world, was possibly one of the greatest things I've ever eaten, just enough salt and garlic in a pool of butter that you dab up with tomato bread....yup I even tried some of the local Lomo which gave me a bit of a ratatouille moment thinking back to eating semi moist fresh biltong and watermelon juice....summary ...
... than we had dinner with my host mom, and learned about how her job is, what she likes, she talked to us to get to know us more, and gave us her schedule so we could know what was going on during the whole week. It was great an helpful. I forgot to say she even left us a cute note in the morning telling us to have a great day and she wrote "un abrazo" (a hug). It was very cute, and she seems great and very invested in us, and also helping with our Spanish. I'm so happy with ...