10.09.2005 25 °C
Another couple of days in Madrid have gone by and I already know my time in this fabulous city will fly by way too fast! Therefore, I’m trying to enjoy every minute of my stay. Wednesday was the day of the exam, it went alright and I’ve meanwhile been informed that I’m starting an intermediate level class on Monday. Class will be weekdays from 10-1 and as Uni courses won’t start till October, I have another 3 weeks to get to know the city better.
I should really start looking for a job, too. I was thinking about maybe giving German or English classes, but working in a bar is probably great fun as well.
I also went to the movies for the first time this week. They actually have guys (wearing bow ties!) in the cinema to get you to your seat. The movie was a bit tough, it dealt about the life of prostitutes in Spain and I suprisingly understood it well (definitely enough to like it!). Afterwards we went for a small beer (they call it caña) in one of the numerous bars. What I really like about here is that you always get little plates of something (olives, peanuts, fries, etc.) to go with your drink without having to pay for it. I also approve of the Spaniards eating habits, it seems like their taking their time to eat a bit of this and eat a bit of that instead of having one big plate with a pile of food in 10 minutes. Eating for me is something which needs to be celebrated, just like meeting other TP members. I met Yolanda (yolandac) on Thursday night and we went barhopping for 3 hours. We spent a great time and as she has moved to Madrid recently, I’m sure we are going to see each other more often.
And last night Ev (Samsara), her brother Brian, myself and later my spanish friend Eva were checking out several bars around the surburb of La Latina. It is less touristy than bars close to the tourists spots and we also got to taste some very delicious Basque Wine (thanks to Yolanda’s recommendation). Anyway, meeting Ev and her brother was a great laugh (it´s certainly a pity we can`t make it to Montréal), but we are definitely planning to meet up again in the future. Our pathes probably cross in the Southern Hemisphere, should arrange a TP meeting there .
Apart from all the partying (really I was forced too…) I got to stroll around the city yesterday and took a couple of pictures of sights and other interesting spots.