I visited Madrid a couple of weeks ago: a friend from Chile was in Spain and asked if we could possibly meet after so many years! So I called for back-up (a.k.a asked dear Eli and Ali who study in Madrid to be my "turistic guides" since I get lost in my own hometown xD) because we also wanted to find a good excuse to meet again... it's like 40 euros each time I visit Madrid, so it was good I could meet all of them in the same day!
I arrived at Madrid early in the morning and had breakfast while waiting for Eli and Ali >w< But surprise, the one who arrived to pick me up was
Iggy Diana who I met at Hetalia Day last year! XD She is friends with Eli and Ali and wanted to meet me too, it was this kind of a coincidence, they were talking about me when I called them to ask if they were somehow free enough to accompany me XD So yeah, she called to say "hey, I am at the station let's meet here!" but I forgot to ask "what are you wearing" or something so I could identify her (the first and last time I saw her, she was wearing her Iggy Arthur Kirkland cosplay so... XD) ... anyway, I arrived at the meeting point and somehow thought "it has to be THAT GIRL!" and pointed at her for 10 seconds... seriously, I have no manners X_D She obviously noticed my stupidness me, and so she got to me and we chatted until Eli and Ali managed to arrive in a different train -because they had problems with the usual one-.
We had arranged a meeting with Karin (my friend from Chile) at 12:00 and it was like 10:00 yet, so what to do? Go and have breackfast AGAIN! XD Well I have had breakfast already but they didn't, so we went to Dunkin'Donuts (actually called Dunkin'Coffee in Spain) and they had, like, pretty-girly-heart-shaped-pink-donuts because of St Valentine's Day! XDDD
GOD THEY ARE SO CUTE AND GIRLY IT'S A SHAME EATING THEM
Those are Eli and Ali during breakfast doing what they do best: READING YAOI (lol XD)
And so, after eating, reading some yaoi (I brought the latest published doujinshi in which I colaborated to show them XD) and talking nonsese we left to meet Karin at Puerta del Sol, where the statue of "El Oso y el Madroño" is. On the way, we found stuff in the shops that I couldn't help but photogarphy XD
MINIATURE FOOD!!! SO CUTE XD
I LOVE OLD STUFF LIKE THIS ANTIQUE COFFEE GRINDER.
High quality picture of the bread in my Deviantart if you want (LINK)
WHY DO I WANT TO EAT THOSE TOWELS XD
We walked from Atocha to Sol and I bought some really cute star-shaped hair clips on the way for my femAmerica Hetalia cosplay (I'll show you on another post when I talk about my latest cosplay) and we finally arrived at El Oso y el Madroño... and I took yet more photos! XD
So we were just standing there at Sol for quite some time, looking around for Karin... in the end, I got my notebook, wrote a big HETALIA on it, and finally a girl approached us ha ha ha! XD It was a silly thing to do but that way I was sure she would know it was me, lol. It was almost 13:00 and we only had until 15:00 to be with her, so we showed her around Plaza Mayor, the market, and a couple of stores. AND, GUESS WHAT, I TOOK PHOTOS XD
PLAZA MAYOR, MADRID
CUTE AND YUMMY STUFF AT THE MARKET
THIS IS A "TRAJE DE LUCES" (BULLFIGHTING ATTIRE)
It was the first time I ever saw one in real life, it was in a store near Sol. Everyone around the globe seem to think we Spanish are like very related to -and fond of- the bullfighting tradition, but most of us are totally unfamiliar with it or are actually against it.
LA CURE GOURMANDE
Our last stop before lunch was La Cure Gourmande and I took many photos there because everything it's so good looking ;A; Loveee love love that place. Going to post a new entry later just to review that beautiful and delicious French store, that's why I'm only submitting these pics of Karin and the others in the store for now.
So, for lunch we went to Oishii Sushi & Ramen near Sol. While eating our ramen, we read yet more yaoi, talked about
yaoi anime and manga, wondered how Feliks Łukasiewicz from Hetalia would sound in Peninsular Spanish and in Latinoamerican Spanish (lol what) and we made some drawing (gonna submit them when they send me the scans >w<). AND WE TOOK PHOTOS OF COURSE XD
ME AND KARIN
ALI AND ELI
And then... we had to get back to Sol and say goodbye to Karin ;A; It was fun being with her, though it was everything so fast, we didn't really show her anything and we were so excited because we all meet that I feel like we wasted the little time we had with silly things... but we enjoyed nonetheless! XD
So after that, we went to the University to check some stuff and stopped by the cafeteria at Fine Arts. We talked about stuff and had a snack (well, obviously, why would we stop by the cafeteria otherwise xD) and while Ali and Eli were busy I went around campus and took some more photos (this is the university in which they study, not me XD) I wish I would taken a photo of the toileds too... no, seriously, they were so cool XD
It was time for me to take the train back home, but in the way we saw yet another couple of interesting things in the shops in the tube... THAT SCARED US FOREVER AND MADE US CRY OF LAUGH XD
PORN!!! HARDCORE PORN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STREETS!!! XD
"YOU NEED TO SPEAK ENGLISH!!!" OK OK JUST DON'T HURT MEEE ;A;
AND THAT'S IT. That was my last visit to Madrid. Gonna review La Cure Gourmande later, as I said, because the things there are just great XD Thanks for reading (or thanks for looking at the pictures if you didn't read since it's so long XDDD ) See you!