uno dos tres cuatro - HEY HO LETS GO! spending 6 hours at madrid airport!

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me and hannah meeting for the first time!
i was walking back and forth at the arrival in terminal 4 in madrid. went smoking 3 times, then walked back and forth again hahahhaha. i was sleepy but my spirits were high. it was humid and hot in madrid when i went outside smoking but a cool breeze was blowing. outside the taxi stands at barajas airport - it reminds me so much of my hometown - manila, philippines - i felt already so much at home eventhough i only saw just the outside. the reason why i said that, was that they have no system like in the philippines. they just wave at taxis and they stop, it was an unusual sight for me, as i am so used to the organized system in germany.

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.
camping outside the arrival gate at barajas airport hahahahaha
hahahahahaha.

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.
3 am were still up! :D
he's a bit aloof at the first glance, as ive said that i met him only once in düsseldorf meet up and he practically shoved me away! hahahaha but we got along in chat, and once you gain your trust with him, he will tell non-stop stories that makes my eyes roll! hahahahaha and it was amazing to know him, because he is not normal! hahahahahaha.

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.
2 r's! rubs and robbo!
i know lori and rubs already, theyre one of my favorites here in travbuddy and i am so excited that i would be travelling with them! but i was dreading the urban legend "ruby duty" already! hahahah hahahah (long story).


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.
hahahahahahahahaha ben aka smeeb
hahahahah hahaha.

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.
my tatoo in my skinny leg! arrrghhhh


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.
smoking smoking and endless smoking! thats viva la vida! hahaha
when it was our turn, i asked her if she speaks english or german and she said no! hahahaha she rolled her eyes to her co-worker - and said in spanish - is he crazy asking if i speak german?!! hahahah  i was stumped on my spanish, but nevertheless it went well! so everybody got their fucking tickets! then we forgot to ask which line was the bus going to la coruña - so we looked up the tickets and it said something like 20 or 30, when we got there and we never ran so fast because we only have 10 minutes to spare - the bus sign said going to santiago de compostela, damn it! i asked a man beside the toilet, but he looked latin, i asked where the bus going to la coruña was, i was having a hard time understanding him coz he spoke a different spanish, but i catched what he said and he said its ON THE OTHER FUCKING SIDE WHICH WAS 200-300 meters away! aarrghhh what the?!


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.
lori!!!!!!!!!!!!!


lauro says:
sorry - this blog is full of blah blah blah! ahaha but if you look at my last entry of madrid in this trip, thats the time we really went to explore the city - this one is just a transit point to our destination in northwest spain!
Posted on: Jul 06, 2009
Dr_Seuss says:
Glad I'm arriving in the afternoon :-O
Posted on: Jul 05, 2009
FR-ank says:
Damn first night in the airport !!!
bienvenido :D
Posted on: Aug 05, 2008
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3 am were still up! :D
3 am were still up! :D
2 rs! rubs and robbo!
2 r's! rubs and robbo!
hahahahahahahahaha ben aka smeeb
hahahahahahahahaha ben aka smeeb
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lori!!!!!!!!!!!!!
lori!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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arrrghhhhh messy kids table!
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jesus christ! :D
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