The Madrid Meet Up!

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Bondy - with his 'Hareem'!

It was the Friday and finally the Madrid Meet-Up had arrived. The trekking part of our trip was over, now it was just time to party in Madrid. We got up and got some groceries.. Lori was dying to make her Kraft dinner! She'd been going on about it the whole trip and it was time to put it to the test!! So we cooked up some pasta and I shared Lori pasta. It wasn't bad, but I prefer my past with some vegies!

At 3pm we were to take the metro down to Puerto del Sol to meet up with our Madrid guide, Tirso, at the bear statue. When we got there we met up with him and he took us on a guided walk around the area to show us Madrid. We stopped at many bars along the way, either drinking beer or Sangria. It was a pleasant afternoon, strolling around Madrid, the sun hot and the city devoid of any fresh, sea air.

Us girls in front of the bear statue!
It had a lively vibe to it, the streets filling up with street artists and entertainers as the evening wore on. We left Tirso at around 6pm, to go back to our hostel and get some gear and booze, as we were meeting Jeff at the  hostel and meeting two other TBs, Cam and Ratu at the bear monument at 8pm. From there we were meeting up with Tirso and his friends house, who was hosting a party that night and we'd been invited.

After meeting up with the other TBs we went to another bar in the Sol square where Cam, who we'd never met before, shouted us Sangria and tappas, cheers Cam!! Lori and I enjoyed annoying Bondy who gave in when we asked him to buy us roses from some man tralling the bars selling them! We hung out at the bar for awhile before catching the metro out to the party!

When we got there at about 11pm there were quite a few people there, a nibbles table, a pool (we'd been told to bring bathers!) a bouncey castle!! and a table full of booze!!! Looked alright =D We found a corner of the yard where there were seats and a table and claimed that so we could set our stuff down.

Bondy... the master of Sangria and vomitting.
We hung out, chatting and drinking hitting up the bouncey castle. I went on the castle once.. but a kids bouncey castle isnt built for drunken adults and it was soon deflating. Someone at one stage trod on my foot, pinning it to the floor before the castle tried to re-inflate itself, twisting my foot under in the process. I limped off in quite a bit of pain, determined I wouldn't be going anywhere near the castle again.

Sitting around nursing my injury, at some stage someone jumped in the pool. Think it was Cam (typical aussie!!) That was when Lori demanded we all get in. I wasn't that keen but Lori pretty much stripped and redressed me and we jumped into the pool together!! CRAP!! It was freezing and I declared my hatred for Lori loudly, until 5 minutes later I'd either acclimatized or gone completely numb.

Bondy regretting buying those roses!
We swam around for awhile, before getting out, the warm night making it quite comfortable. Unfortunately the dip had made me quite sober. Bugger. Lori and I went to the booze table for shots. Bugger - no Frangelico left.. so we tried something else instead. Think it was rum, but it was strong and revolting. I gagged on it for a good 5minutes. No more booze for me thanks...

Lauro, Steph, Alex and Dave left soon after and we hung around til about 2am, when we realised that nmingling wasn't successfull when no one spoke much English and it was starting to get cold. We had to wait for Bondy to sober up some as he was smashed, semi conscious and chatting to himself or invisible beings. Then Kat copped a blow to the head on the castle and we had to wait for her to recover from her concussion.

Us in the pool!!
 The metros had shut so eventually we started trying to walk home. After Bondys consistant complaining though we decided to simply to catch a taxi back to Tribunal which turned out to be pretty cheap anyway!

Bondy2007 says:
'After Bondys consistant complaining though we decided to simply to catch a taxi back to Tribunal'...i was walking the street with one bloody shoe!!! As someone (not naming any names) had thrown it somewhere!
P.S i wasnt talking to myself that is a lie!!! Lying Aussie Bastard!!! :P
Posted on: Aug 02, 2008
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Bondy - with his Hareem!
Bondy - with his 'Hareem'!
Us girls in front of the bear stat…
Us girls in front of the bear sta…
Bondy... the master of Sangria and…
Bondy... the master of Sangria an…
Bondy regretting buying those rose…
Bondy regretting buying those ros…
Us in the pool!!
Us in the pool!!
Lori & I with our roses =D
Lori & I with our roses =D
Kat & Dave!
Kat & Dave!
Shopping strip in Madrid
Shopping strip in Madrid
Alex and I
Alex and I
Me and a statue!
Me and a statue!
Lauro capturing the sights!
Lauro capturing the sights!
My girls!
My girls!
Plus Kat!!
Plus Kat!!
Someone thought it was my relative…
Someone thought it was my relativ…
We HAD to get some icecreams on su…
We HAD to get some icecreams on s…
Struttin there stuff!
Struttin there stuff!
Ruby feeding Alex
Ruby feeding Alex
Waiting or our beers in Madrid.
Waiting or our beers in Madrid.
The crew =D
The crew =D
Happy, got my rose!
Happy, got my rose!
Ratu & I.
Ratu & I.
After our dip with Tirso!
After our dip with Tirso!
Chillin at the house party!
Chillin at the house party!
Madrid
photo by: vulindlela