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My daughter getting a tattoo

Wake up with alarm at 7am. We have a plan today in Madrid.

When I was doing a hair stylist,I loved to visit a hair salon how to they do at abroad. Checking skills,exchange the informations,etc... Now,my daughter has a dream that she wants to be a tattoo artist. Since we decided to come Spain,she serched some tattoo studio to get one for her "souvenir". And today,she have an appointment at tattoo studio in Madrid.

The tattoo studio is away about 3km from our acommodation. We prefer to walk there as we can see the town well. The route is not complex,we following the google map. Sometimes take pictures at nice view,so we arrived after 1 hour we left the hostal.

Friendly staff @ Tattoo studio
The stuffs are very friendly,kind,and gentle. My daughter already sent some design,they sticking them together along her desire.  In Spain,they have diploma for tattoo artist. That's very good because that mening the society approves it as an occupation. But in Japan it's illegal by for now. During my daughter getting one,I was talking with Jonney throuh google translation. He asked us about Japanese tattoo, but the end always we listen his good knowledges. For 3 hours,I never felt it's long to wait because Jonney always tried talk to me. He is very nice person.  My daughter look like satisfied with a new one.  I worried walking 3km again after she got a tattoo but she said OK!  I feel I take a load off my mind.
We got a good seats
Because need my little travel compamion's feel better first,she will following me then :)  That's the way make good travel with mother and daughter I learned.    

We got lunch before the Almudena Cathedral. There is a looking nice restaurant with open teracce at the foot of the bridge. We got seats there. Now we know that amount of meal is so big in Europ so we are enough one plate for two of us. We shared grilled pork and soup. After lunch,walk again to the Almudena Cathedral and the Royal Place. Honestly I didn't excpected about Almudena Cathedral. But it's absolutly very nice place with mixing architectural styles. Some said the cathedral got an idea from French Gothic in 13 centuries. Then mixed romanesque style when it was built in 1879.

Almudena Cathedral
 At the time it must been novel ideas.  We donate 1euro each for enter,it is huge cathedral with some different part.  The stained glasses,paints,sculptures,high arch pillars... everything has beauty. But my most favorite part at the cathedral is a big door. It was engraved in detail.  After we leave there,the Royal Place is next the Almudena Cathedral,we walk around.

We back to the hotel just for rest then went to the Prado Museum. At week day 1800-2000 is free opening. When we arrived Prado,I think there are 1,000 people made a line. And already start to enter. The Prado Museum is huge like the Louvre. I think we can spend 3 days here to see all of the but have 1 hour half. It's too short to see such nice exhibit even though we were already feel enough with many exhibit after 1 hour.

With Vipin
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Well,this night I had a meet-up with Vipin from TravBuddy. I won't enforce to him to make a meet-up therefore just commented on his wall that I'm going to Madrid. If he noticed it he'll reply to me,if not there is no help for it. Then after I left Japan,he reply to me just saw my comment here on TB. So I got a chance to meet Vipin! As you all know,Vipin is very friendly person and so so kindness. We had dinner which I offered "local foods" together then went to the local style bar for drinks. After the bar,he showed us around centro in Madrid was very nice! During we walk around,he always take care of us asking "Ladies are you ok keep walking with your shoes?", "Ladies, do you want sit down a little bit?" etc... So lovely personality he is! Also he told me about the story of the building,about Royal Place.

0km
..it made me imagine about how the Royal Family wedding happened there. This is very nice hospitality! Vipin sent us to our hotel then tought me about Sol "0km". I even didn't know it was there very close my hotel. This is absolutly the center of center!! Now I knew Vipin said to me it when I told him where I stay. All road in Spain started mesure from this 0km point. This is so cool!!  We did bye for now,hopefully to meet him again somewhere around the world!!

Our last night in Madrid has gone... tomorrow we go south Andalusia region. I thought I definitelly will be back to Madrid because I feel I like this city.           

yasuyo says:
Thank you Vipin!
It was very nice meet-up with you!! And much fun :D Hoping to see you again :)
Posted on: Oct 21, 2017
Vipin says:
I loved meeting you both :)
Posted on: Oct 21, 2017
yasuyo says:
Yes,tattoo artist is illegal. To get tattoo is OK but can't go to public pool and hot springs. Nowadays,some people getting tattoo in Japan,but always underground. Probably US or somewhere else she loves.
Posted on: Oct 21, 2017
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My daughter getting a tattoo
My daughter getting a tattoo
Friendly staff @ Tattoo studio
Friendly staff @ Tattoo studio
We got a good seats
We got a good seats
Almudena Cathedral
Almudena Cathedral
With Vipin
With Vipin
0km
0km
way to go to the tattoo studio
way to go to the tattoo studio
The tattoo studio
The tattoo studio
My daughters souvenir
My daughter's "souvenir"
lunch time!
lunch time!
Almudena Cathedral
Almudena Cathedral
Almudena Cathedral
Almudena Cathedral
Almudena Cathedral
Almudena Cathedral
Almudena Cathedral
Almudena Cathedral
Almudena Cathedral
Almudena Cathedral
Almudena Cathedral
Almudena Cathedral
Almudena Cathedral
Almudena Cathedral
Almudena Cathedral
Almudena Cathedral
Almudena Cathedral
Almudena Cathedral
Almudena Cathedral
Almudena Cathedral
Royal Place
Royal Place
Almudena Cathedral
Almudena Cathedral
night walking ...Its not Vipin :)
night walking ...It's not Vipin :)
Ice cream!!
Ice cream!!
yummy
yummy
Almudena Cathedral @ night
Almudena Cathedral @ night
The local restaurant Los Galayos
The local restaurant Los Galayos
local foods!
local foods!
Meet-up with Vipin!!
Meet-up with Vipin!!
local foods
local foods
I LOOOOVE olives!!!!
I LOOOOVE olives!!!!
Madrid
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