My Bullshit Bingo thoughts in the Spanish capital.
Trip Start Oct 06, 2004
324Trip End Ongoing
Well, enough work for now. As I mentioned in the previous blog, I have never been to Madrid before. So in fact I am pretty excited. I have managed to see quite a bit of the city already, and also sampled the nightlife a few times (what did you expect???). Central Madrid seems pretty compact, so most interesting places are within walking distance. I think the city itself is pretty, with many nice parks, plazas, museums and buildings. And most importantly, the city seems very lively. There's tons of bars (I don't think I have seen as many Irish pubs in any other city) and restaurants, streets full of people all night long, and it's all mixed with nice sunny weather. I just read in my guide book that Madrid is infamous for it's climate. Apparently they have nine months of "invierno" (winter) and three months of "infierno" (Hell). I am sure the summers here in Madrid are pretty darn hot, but when "utepils sesongen har allerede startet" and I have already walked around in a t-shirt and seen nothing but sun since I came here, I don't think there's much to complain about (beats the winter in Scandinavia for sure ;-). So, I am pretty sure I will like it here (I just have to stop going to all those Irish pubs where there's nothing but English speaking foreigners, so I get to learn some more Spanish)...