uno dos tres cuatro - HEY HO LETS GO! spending 6 hours at madrid airport!
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July 3rd, 2008 – by: lauro
it was still about an hour before the guys would came - i dont know what to do anymore - finally i settled at a bench directly at the arrival area - people watching and creating stories in my mind to the people i saw passing by or near me or within eye distance from me.
FINALLY of all the people i am expecting to arrive - robbo came first - though i hate him (hahahhahaha you know its a joke you boy-looking-robbo kid hahaha) i am so glad that i can talk to someone! we went outside and had cigarettes - and chatted finally and get to know each other better - well were talking alot in privy and i chatted with him vaguely in düsseldorf - we had thousands of stories to tell to each other - like two old grandmas who were childhood friends and got separated at war hahahahah hahahah hahahah hahaha.
we had some drinks and sandwhiches at the cafe and made fun of people around us. hahahah hahah well im sure people made fun of us too so were bringing it back at them hahahah haha. alex (robbo) is a person that doenst trust easily.
then the agony was came undone - rubs, lori, hannah and ben (smeeb) arrived at almost 2 am!!!! god! that was really a pain in the ass i mean - literally sitting for ages waiting and waiting! arrrghhhhhh - its the first time i saw hannah - but ive heard so much about her - and shes an amazing person! i think shes the coolest aussie ive ever met in my life! then smeeb - hes such a funny guy - he caried and hugged me when we saw each other for the first time - but i knew him already as we talked for hours on the phone and sending sms to each other - then lori and rubs hugged me and gave me a late birthday present - A CAN OF BAKED BEANS! hahahahaha and the card - thank you so much guys for signing the card at rubs birthday i am so touched.
so we missed the subway and i dont wanna use the taxi going to central madrid - so we went out of the airport exit - AND WE BASICALLY CAMPED OUTSIDE - i mean if we do that in germany - we should be getting reprimanded but the securities and staffs at the airport were so tolerant that they didnt even cared! took out robbo's ipod with speakers, smoked and indian sat out there hahahaha hahahah hahahaha we were there for a couple of hours and still a long way to go since the subway opens at 6 am and we have to hurry to catch the bus at mendez alvaro to la coruña which is about 750 kms.
it got cold at about 4 am - so we went back to the cafe and i couldnt believe my eyes - i mean ok - i am 10 years older than them but still i couldnt believe they were eating chips to get full instead of healthy food and the table was so dirty with trash and plastic bags and what on earth you can imagine! its like christmas! hahahahahahaha.
at 5:45 we went down to the subway and waited for the gates to open - bought our tickets till mendez alvaro station in south madrid where the buses going to the north are stationed.
we looked drugged from no sleep and were so noisy inside the subway - we were all basically crammed in the doorway that nobody can get past us. then in one of the stations - a nasty cruel staff - a very stern woman - shouted at us and talked in spanish - saying we shouldnt be in the doorway and practically shoved us away only with her mean and nasty voice! robbo was scared and dropped his beverage bottle and she scared the shit out of me! hahahahahaahaha.
when we arrived at mendez-alvaro station in madrid - we have to find the bus station - the latest bus departing to la coruña was at 7-30 am!!! we only have 30 minutes! that subway ride took most of the time as barajas airport is located in the north of madrid and mendez -alvaro station in the far south! aaarrrghhhh
we ran like idiots to the ticket counter! and i saw a logo resembling "alsa bus" and immediately went in line but it was one of the idiotic moments i have - well i have to be excused because i/we didnt had any sleep at all! hahaha and it was the wrong ticket counter! hahahaha
then we ran to the far far corner were alsa bus ticket counter was located, it was early in the morning, so only one ticket counter was working and the people behind were sooooooo sloooooow.
as were about to run! i said to the guys wait, i asked the conductor if the bus with the sign santiago de compostela was going to la coruña, and he said YES! oh my god! it left after 2 minutes and we had the last spare seats! i coudlve strangled that guy who said it was on the other side of the station! and when i looked at his direction from the bus - he was gone! WHAT THE?!
we just got there on time - because the bus leaves at 7:30 and its 7:25! hahahahhaa we ran like its the last run of our lives! and it was confusing because the bus didnt said that its driving to la coruña - so i asked a man standing - and he said its on the other side which is 500 meters away! WHATTAFUCK! but then i saw the bus in front of us changed signs going to our destination! and we got off! after a few minutes - everyone was dead sleeping! hahahahaha.
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