Routine: nightlife and siesta

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Atocha Railway Station

Next morning I woke up all confused. I was still thinking of going back to Valencia on my own. But our friends decided everything for me, they moved me to a better room in the hostel and told me that I am not going anywhere.

In the morning I went for a walk on my own, as everyone was still asleep. Madrid was very easy to understand. One look at the map and you will never be lost. Just remember several main spots and some of the roads will lead you there. I walked through Atocha Railway Station, that was very unusual, with a greenhouse inside, very moist, the fact I didn't like. Then through some streets and to Retiro Park. Spent some time there and went back through the narrow streets of the Old Town back home.

By midday everyone was awake, we had a breakfast and went back to Retiro Parque for siesta.

Have to say, I got used to the fact of siesta very quickly. When you get back home at 7 in the morning, it is very easy to allow yourself a few hours of sleep or rest during the day.

In the evening we drove to Parla for a Jazz concert of Jerry Gonzalez and his quartet. We went there with Nino Josele, who is a pretty famous flamenco guitar player. If I knew that beforehand, I don't think I would let him sit in the backseat of our C2. Afterwards we met Jerry Gonzalez who turned out to be a very interesting and a very crazy person. The evening was not even close to over as we went back to Madrid to some bar named Barco for a concert of another jazz band, that was more energetic and they even made us laugh a lot.

Already in the morning I had one of the top three romantic moments in my life, but I am not going to talk about it :))

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Atocha Railway Station
Atocha Railway Station
Retiro Park
Retiro Park
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After the concert: Jerry Gonzalez…
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