lazy day time!
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today was a very lazy day of relaxing, doing laundry, catching up on email, and wandering through the city some more. i spent a couple hours shopping in el corte ingles - word to travelers: it´s like a one stop shop! it´s about 5 levels or so of clothing, toiletries, sporting goods, electronics, an oversized supermarket - anything you could possibly want. and there has been one in every city thus far. i don´t know if all of them are fully loaded like this one was, but they sure are all huge so i would imagine so.
upon boarding the night train to valencia, i found they had put a frenchman next to me, who i swear looked like a poor man´s version of barack obama. he sat down, took of his left shoe, slowly pulled off his left sock and proceeded to pick skin off his toes.
throughout the remainder of the train ride he continued to contort himself and put his feet up on the tray table, invade my personal space - he wanted some of my water! and he kept bugging to switch seats with me so he could sleep against the window. both of these requests i denied multiple times by the way. at one point i said to him ´keep your coat off me and stay on your side of the seat or i will make you bleed!!!!´ ...okay not really but i should have! but i did tell him to keep to his side! this was in english of course, so i´m sure he probably didn´t really understand, but my tone said it all! were my french good enough we would´ve had it out! i don´t care if he in fact was barack himself and we were in the white house, we still would´ve had words! this man was annoying and put on this earth to punish me.
so when i woke up after 6 i started getting ready to get off in valencia at my 7:05am stop, and i pulled out my ticket to double check and nearly cried when i saw the arrival time for valencia said 5:05am!!! i don´t know how or why, but i was positive we were supposed to get there at 7:05.