madrid, back in the arms of madre patria.
Madrid Travel Blog› entry 44 of 48 › view all entries
July 10th, 2008 – by: lauro
were going back to madrid - we had been there on the first day and we havent seen much of it all, but now, i will spend a couple of days to see the city. the others will stay till the weekend and will fly to paris.
madrid.... whenever i hear the name of the city, it get goosebumps on my skin. i know this is overacting for some readers - but madrid is my dream city. since my favorite subject in highschool was philippine history and world history - spain was the most powerful country in the age of exploration - and they discovered my country - the philippines and most of the americas and in madrid was the center of everything.
were going to meet a lot of travbuddy guys which were our friends - in madrid! at the pop hostel! kat! dave! bondy! and estephanie were already there!
i sent hanie sms that well be at madrid about 9-10 pm. since she doesnt have any load - james helped her - he texted me that she was already there and waiting for us.
i slept and when i woke - were already at madrid but still in the highway - darn traffic jam.
but finally we made it! went to the subway changed one line and finally at tribunal stop for the pop hostel.
hanie was there waiting for us and we hugged each other because its ben like what?! 4 times already that weve met!
she knows the way to the pop hostel so i let her guide us all - then when were there lots of screaming! from lori.
but i was so hungry - after some shower - me, ben, robbo and hanie went out in the streets to find KFC yes - hahaha were longing for those crispy chickens! hahaahahahaha
were a bit lost inside the inner city of madrid since we dont have a map - only a written direction from the guy at the hostel. i politely asked a walking woman about directions and she FUCKINGLY SNUBBED me! hahahahahaha welcome to the city! hahahahahahahaha
i am really hungry - so i am a little bit tired and pissed off - and we must hurry coz its almost 11 pm - the fastfood maybe closed now - then at calle fuencarral - i saw two surreptitious looking men - they were the only ones i can ask direction - they were so friendly and helped us! this is the case of prejudice.
when we finally found mcdonalds - the first sign that a kfc is nearby - we cheered because were in the rght direction! also the street was very.. erm strange it was the red light distrcit of madrid! ahahahahahhahahaha GIRLS BIGGER THAN ME are displaying their wares. hahahahahahahaha.
we finally found KFC and tada! IT WAS CLOSED ALREADY hahahahahahahahahhahaha.
so we decided to go back to mcdonalds but ben doesnt like mcdonalds so he bought a sandwhich from another store. i was looking for cigarette stores too! BUT NONE! kiosks dont sell cigarettes! it was hard to find cigarette shops in madrid!
well - the guys were not happy to eat at mcdonalds but what can we do? huhuhuhuhu we will do KFC in the morning!
we went back at the hostel because hannah was alone there - she was so tired - probably because she talked 8 hours inside the bus! hahahhahhaahah so robbo and hannah didnt decide to come with us to the australian bar where the guys were.
inside there were 2 recruits from the hostel! russell from birmingham and the canadian girl whom everybody doesnt like! hahahahhahhahaha
so we spent the good part of the night inthe australian bar just hanging around - i miss kat! at düsseldorf i didnt had the chance to talk to her! but in madrid we had so much time to talk about lots of things!
dave too! who shared an incredible story with us of what happened to him at the bull run at san sebastian.
ben, hanie and me decided to go back at 2 am because we are tired and sleepy. tomorrow is the big day - the tour de madrid and the simming pool party courtesy of maestro tirso! hahahahhahaaha,
well..... i was a little bit dissapointed at first - ive experienced the heart of madrd in mcdonalds and inside an australian bar! hahahahahahaha.
but it doenst take away the positive spirit in me, i look forward for tomorrow!
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