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... we went to the cafeteria at the school for some tea and a
snack and socialized with everyone. Our second class was our culture component
and after our morning class I honestly didn’t think it could get any better but
it did. As soon as our second teacher Cecilia, came into the classroom I knew
she would be a character. She had bright red lipstick, big hair, and you could
tell she was ‘with it’. Her ...
... headed to the El Rastro market which is the biggest open air flea market in Europe. And now we know why. It's masssssssive, and they literally have everything. Jewellery, clothing, kitchen accessories, electronics, playboy magazines, comics, lanterns, gas masks, even a piano and a grandfather clock. Literally everything. It was so cool, but so so busy. Naturally I acquired some things for myself and a few wee gifts. Luke didn't get anything. It was more aimed at females just ...
... then realised we already knew it was only free in the evenings. However I did admire her kindness and mentioned TP (Miss Pazos, my a-level Spainish teacher) to her as they are from the same place.
From the Royal Palace we made our way towards Moncloa to ride the Teleferico, a cable car ride which boasts some of the most breath taking views of Madrid. En route we visited the Templo de Debod, which is an eyptian ruin randomly in the middle of Madrid for some reason ...
... monastery; and a palace.
The third Jose is our bus driver. He is a very good driver who will come to make the rest of our journey as comfortable as possible.
Muy bueno: Jose's descriptions of the paintings we see. I never appreciated these painters when I studied Art History. Now I am able to understand their greatness because of Jose and his articulate account.
Not so muy ...
... you use bin liners for (I know) or blatantly stealing packs of jaffacakes in front of me.
Monday 20th August eventually arrived with a 7am flight from Edinburgh, I managed to get out the house quickly without anymore tears from my wee maw or another lecture on Spanish police. I flew out with Lauren, Holly and Robyn (all also on my course) anxious and eager to start the party, however at this point we were flying out to a hostel in Madrid city centre - with absolutely ...