Hello everyone! Thanks for all the e-mails and inquiries. I hope you are all enjoying being snowed in and frozen to death during the storm of the century. Things are going well, but today was a tough day for some reason. Currently I have 5 dollars left and I’m waiting on one card to arrive from the U.S. and I have to wait 10 days for my bank card here to work. The bad thing is that I need to buy a new Metro pass (47.50 euros) until then I’m buying per trip (1 euro). I tried to go to the bank today and of course they close at 2:30 p.m. (I arrived at 2:45).
Um, I’ve had both my intercambio language exchanges and they’ve been interesting. My first one was with Alberto you is currently out of a job and trying to brush up on his spanish. Instead of sitting and talking we walked all over Madrid. We started at 4:30 and finished at 7:00. Now don’t get me wrong the exercise was good, but I walked for 2.5 hours. My feet hurt. Today I met with Cristóbal, who is a history professor. He is 45 I think and is not what I consider a professor, but it’s Spain so whatever. He currently works on a T.V. show set called Águila Roja (Red Eagle) which is a show about Spain in the Medieval days. He also showed me a lot of places to eat and where to get a good fried calamari sandwich. He had café, a beer, and another beer + tapa. Let’s just say I’ll need to plan more accordingly with my money the next time.
I’m home for the night and though I’d put up a few more pictures of my Palacio Real trip now that the slideshow thing is working. Let me know which way you guys prefer to see my pictures please.
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After finishing this post I want an Arni’s Jr., free drink refills, a good movie night with friends, and ice cream. All of those unavailable as of yet in Spain.