Aug 29, 2009
I´ve been in Madrid for 4 days now and I feel really comfortable in the city. I have a ton of friends at the hostel and I never run out of fun activities to do. Last night was La Noche Blanca, where all the museums are open and there´s music and art in the streets all throughout the night. We went to the Prado and checked out all the masterpieces. Personally, I liked the modern art museum better. I met up with my friend Raphie, at which point we met up with his friend. who met up with her friend, etc and next think I know, I´m at a house party in the suburbs of Madrid. How I got there, I do not know. So here I am, one of 3 Americans, and everyone is Spanish and in their mid 30´s. Not even 5 minutes in, I have a fresh mojito in my hand, someone is lighting my cigarette and I am talking to three Spanish girls. The speak no English so I have to try my Spanish on them. I ask them what they do, and one of the says "Sabes que es la terapía ocupacionel?" My jaw drops. So I freak out, says ¨Sí, sí, sí" and tell them I want to do the same. So now I am discussing legitimate career goals at a sophisticated Spanish party, on the 8th floor of this flat, on the balcony, in Madrid. I love it. Everyone was very friendly, talking to us in Spanish and English, filling up our drinks, offering us hash; it was so great. I just love the unexpected that is traveling. Never in a million years would I have thought that I would spend my night this way. Not one single night has been the same as another since I arrived here. I just can´t wait to see what is going to happen to me while I´m in Asia. I am going to a bullfight tonight and leaving for San Sebastian tomorrow with Raphie and his friend Kali'i.