..I've been around town soaking up a bit of the Madrid culture, going for some tapas and seeing the main attractions just enjoying them and taking pictures.
As I said before, Madrid has a really nice vibe and it is governed by a continuous soundtrack, gypsies at every corner playing violin, viola or singing in the side of the street, and then runnin' through the passants to gather some money for their performance.
The centre is very compact and everything is extremely close, ragning from the three main museums to the main squares to the main streets: everything's right there.
There are very beautiful buildings, and yesterday (Tuesday May 8th) there was a very bright sun reigning over the city, same goes for today (Wednesday May 9th), and hopefully they call it for the same all this week.
Today I didn't do much because I woke up unexpectedly late (noon) and had just time to contact a couple of places in Morocco regarding my stay next week.
With my aunt and her boyfriend we went to unblock my american phone, so that I will be able to use it with another company and number. Tomorrow I will pick it up by the Chinese people where we left it with.
Madrid I'm just discovering little by little, but the more I look the more details and differences there are to unfoil, it is the capital and most likely contains infinite universes within itself —just like any other major city in the world.
I've been discovering that I don't really like the visited tracks so much (like Plaza Mayor, Sol, el Palacio Real, etc.) rather I like to plunge into little streets walk and walk, maybe take a couple of pictures but kind of look at those undisturbed locals: because somehow is them (not the famous sculptures) that hold the keys to the city.
Despite that, the attractions are amazing, and I've been looking forward to spend a whole afternoon inside "el Prado" and Thyssen and Reina Sofia (actually three different half-days), but I grew kind of intimidated seeing that there were to lines at el Prado's entrance: one to buy the entry ticket and the other one to enter the museum. So I decided to take a walk instead, and that didn't turn out such aad idea. Tomorrow, thursday, I'll try to rise early and catch the smaller line.
it definitely came out longer than I expected, but as they say once opened the jar the wine just can't wait to see the outside.
Hope everyone is well,