Visiting with friends
Trip Start Sep 07, 2005
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While at the office I ran in to 2 participants from my first program, Shirley and John
Friday I met up with Susan, who was in Madrid for the weekend before jetting off to Milan for work. We wandered for a bit before settling in to Chueca for some sangria, and chatting the afternoon away. A lovely way to spend a Friday afternoon! Later I met up with Alex, who had returned from her second program, this time at Valdalavilla. We compare notes on each of our 2 programs, the different facilities, and the latest gossip. It reminded me how much I miss having my girlfriends around :) Alex is now at the end of her trip, she is off to visit friends for the weekend in Sevilla, and then begins her long journey home to Australia. At this point it is unsure how long that will take, fingers crossed she gets a flight out of Bangkok soon!
Sunday I went to Al Cala de Henares, which is on the outskirts of Madrid. This where David lives, and he invited me out to have lunch with his family. I had a great time, his parents don't speak English and my Spanish is still terrible (though improving!) and so there were lots of gestures and David interpreting for everyone. His parents are lovely, and we had a great lunch. I also met his brother and girlfriend, and we managed to fit in a walking tour of the centre of town. It is beautiful, gorgeous old buildings, and so many convents you practically trip over them! Sadly I didn't have a camera at that stage, so I will need to go back again :)