I met up with my friend last Tuesday in Madrid and we’ve been on the move ever since…which is why I haven’t been on here.
Madrid is a great city. Perhaps not the greatest city in the world (that title belongs to Budapest) but definitely a cool place. You can go to a tapas bar, and for the price of two drinks get enough tapas for dinner. Let me explain. In Spain, if you go to a tapas bqr everytime you order a drink, a great little snack will come with it free of charge. This snack could be bread, ham and cheese, fried cheese balls, delicious balls of mysterious origin, and fries with sauce. And the snacks really aren’t that little, not if you go to El Tigre. You get a full plateful of food and a huge mug of homemade sangria for 4 euro.
Madrid also had the best coffee I’ve ever had in my life. This stuff has crack in it, there is no other explanation. Order a cafè con leche and your life will immediqtely improve.
Barcelona was full of cool shops and interesting little alleys. It was also quite a bit more expensive. My friend saw the ocean for the first time and tried gelato for the first time as well. Barcelona is in the Catalan region, where they speak Catalan, this crazy mixture of French and Spanish that is its own language.
We are currently in Paris, watching our money disappear far too quickly-and we’re not even doing anything. Having two meals a day out of a supermarket and walking around all day, we’re spending more money than we were in Madrid. Paris just sucks it out of you. It’s horrible.
Apologies for the short post, but the keyboard is qgqin really frustrqting to use. I’m out. I’ll get back with you, hopefully in a few days.