Sunday, May 30, 2010

We are in Madrid for the week! It is such a European city! People are dining out at any time day and night. Just sitting outside or inside having a drink or a cup of coffee. The city creates a very relaxed and chill vibe. Some of the interesting things I found are all the mimos posing along the streets. There are people dressed as torreodors, gorillas and all other random things. There are lots of magicians, street artists and entertainers along the streets! Pretty fun! Watch out for pickpocketers though. The guy on the picture is seemingly without a head! And he is posing for my camera and giving me sums up! haha
Some other interesting things: eggs is a dinner food and bar food apparently (how odd!); there is no drinking water available in most places! You have to pay for water even at a restaurant; the symbol of Madrid is a bear sniffing a tree! The first day we got here we were clueless why there was a statue of a bear and a tree on the main plaza Puerta de Sol! haha :) Alright, back to having an amazing time here :))

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Cutredad madrileƱa

There is a unstranslatable word that superbly describes Madrid: "cutre".

The word, enchanting and even mysterious, can't even be translated to other "spanishes": if you are from another spanish-speaking country you have no way to understand it other than to come here and let yourself live the experience... Suddenly, you feel initiated and fully capable of understanding not just the word, but a must deeper essence of what Madrid is, and what makes it in a strange way, beautiful.

Figure: calamari sandwich (bocadillo de calamares) defying the concept of a sandwich and fully embracing the essence of Spain's capital.

See you on Monday!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Our last meeting before LEAVING!!!

Final countdown! We are about to leave.

Please meet us at Crown, Lower Core, this Wed. 5th at 6:00pm to refine some details and see if you guys have any additional questions. We will talk about where to meet, what time and so on...

Please be sure you have ALL YOUR PAPERWORK DONE! we don't want to have surprises! And be sure you have your ISIC student ID, it will give you great benefits.

Ok... see you in a few days!