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its closest to the philippines ive been in years haha

This will be the first time ive been to spain so it was pretty cool.. but the bad thing was i had to go to the Charles de gaulle airport in paris which i have had bad experiences with in the past.. well safe to say that it did not dissapoint me on my assesment of it being the crappiest airport ive ever been to. hahah along with the usual stopping because of being suspected as a terrorist and the accompanied frisking.. the waiting area by our gate had no bathrooms or eating places. the water we bought in the vending machine was ofcourse expensive becuase it was french water and its the best (im being sarcastic here) hahah anyway we got on the plane and they had to de ice the whole thing whcih was cool cause i have never seen that done before.. but then off we go to Madrid.

strong like bull
. my motherland? haha maybe.. maybe not.. haha

we arrived in madrid at night time.. not sure of the time but again we headed straight to our hostel. so we took the metro and up we go to the rain in spain. but luckily our hostel was right outside the metro entrance.. like grzechu said.. the people gave away our rooms so luckily again they gave us our own private room with two beds and our own bathroom! haha hooray! the room was small but it was ours so it was great!. i think at this time we decided to walk around abit at night and since our hostel was in the middle of everything. it made it alot easier.. again we go on a never ending quest to find good food.. but in the end we ended up at this kebab place which was actually very good.. there were some loud americans in the place also.

this was before we had the conversation. hahah happy times
.. man they are everywhere. hahaha after our meal it was really late and we were tired from the trip so we headed back to our hostel to rest for the next day.

Day 2...

Okay today we walked everywhere and tried to see as much we could ofcourse.. grzechu has already seen most of these places but being the nice person he is.. he didnt mind seeing them again.. but also we saw some places he has never seen either so that was good.  then we went to this park with a glass arboretum thing infront of a lake which was good.. at this point i was saying to grzechu that this park reminded me of this park in Rome hahah anyway we saw some more stuff. and i took pictures . haha  that night we were going to meet Neil who is a friend of Grzechu friend on TB.. he is a filipino living in madrid and we decided to have some paella for dinner.

LOL look at my face.. hahah
. after walking around again for what seemed like hours.. we found an okay paella place.. the waitor was horrible lazy and almost incompitent.. then there were french people on the next table smoking.. so it was not a good experience..hahah

Day 3

today we headed of to El Escorial which is this town outside of madrid.. so we took the train ride up the and then we walked up to the actual town cause we did not want to pay for the bus. hhaha the walk was not that bad and it made the arrival much better.. we took pictures of the monastery but we did not go in cause we had to pay.. and there were alot of tourists... so instead we decided to walk around the town.. there were alot of these weird paper mache statues scattered all over town which was cool.

i need vegetables!
. so we took some pictures there with the statues.. then we walked through the town trying to reach the top.. whcih we did.. but we did not go into the forest.. cause it looked kinda creepy hahah and it was just the  forest afterall.. then we headed back down and had some coffee.. then back to madrid.. where we saw more parks and buildings.. also we had some chinese food!! this food was great cause it was cheap and there was alot... actaully did we go again..??? so i guess we went to the chinese food the second day and went there again today.. but this day there was not any specials so it cost a little bit more.. so not soo good the second time.. so we pretty much saw everything we wanted to see in madrid so we decided to go find my camera connector cause i lost it... and this way we can share photos cause grzechu bought his USB memory thing.. but we couldnt find it.. they dont sell in in europe for some reason.. but i found so easily in USA.. hahah seeeeee!

RJ82 says:
LOL you know what i say is true!! haha but i cant wait to read your blog and change the conversation! hahaah bring it on grzechu! haha
Posted on: Jan 19, 2009
jegs76 says:
i forgot, a "moody master of lies"! hahaha
Posted on: Jan 19, 2009
jegs76 says:
In this entry u r MASTER! A real MASTER oF LIES!
hahahaha
Posted on: Jan 19, 2009
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its closest to the philippines ive…
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strong like bull
strong like bull
this was before we had the convers…
this was before we had the conver…
LOL look at my face.. hahah
LOL look at my face.. hahah
i need vegetables!
i need vegetables!
fornt of palace
fornt of palace
view from our hostel
view from our hostel
grzechu in a maze
grzechu in a maze
where wally?
where wally?
cool door
cool door
jumping of joy in madrid
jumping of joy in madrid
showing off belly
showing off belly
city gate
city gate
predictable
predictable
sunny
sunny
still sunny
still sunny
ole!
ole!
pondering?
pondering?
what the??
what the??
weird fish
weird fish
acting tough in the streets
acting tough in the streets
just resting
just resting
metro train
metro train
grzechu molesting the rail
grzechu molesting the rail
hiding behind fountain
hiding behind fountain
more palms to steal
more palms to steal
neil with his paella
neil with his paella
el escorial
el escorial
=p
=p
=]
=]
with the herd
with the herd
helping out
helping out
just stretching
just stretching
awesome door
awesome door
we made it to the top!
we made it to the top!
=]
=]
park in madrid.. a different one
park in madrid.. a different one
look out!
look out!
i have my own product!!
i have my own product!!
Madrid
photo by: vulindlela