SO, to start off, sorry for already delaying with writing these! Not only has the Hotel’s wifi been disgustingly awful and annoying, but we’ve also had so little down time. It’s usually that we get back from somewhere and have like an hour until we go to dinner at 8 so I just catch up on facebook and emails and upload my pictures.
Here’s January 4th’s update:
Went to 2 museums… the first was one that was full of classic realism paintings so although it was obviously impressive, it wasn’t the most terribly interesting experience of my life. Some of the stories the tour guide was talking about sounded so romantic and it made me miss my novio (boyfriend) Hi babe!
Then we had lunch at a restaurant (La cocina de Neptuno), another one that we had reservations at so they had food almost completely ready for us once we chose which dish we wanted for the primero and segundo courses. They use a lottt of oil in Spain, which makes the dishes not as appetizing, esp cuz it doesn’t seem like they use EVOO so I’m not even getting my MUFAs and PUFAs… the trials and tribulations of a nutrition major.
After, we went to essentially the Spanish version of the MOMA, so it was all modern art. There were a lot of Picasso originals, including his most famous piece, the wall-sized Guernica. It was absolutely amazing to see Picasso’s work in Spain. It made me appreciate him so much more, except until the tour guide was explaining how much of a complete asshole he was. Apparently he caused 2 of his wives to commit suicide and his latest one went crazy. Even some of his family members were wacked out because of how messed up Picasso was. But his work is still great so as long as I didn’ t have to deal with him, then whatever! Then we went into the Surrealism room and we saw lots of Dali originals and another famous surrealism painter’s works.
and here's the glass elevator we rode in:
For dinner, we went to this Mexican restaurant (LOL) that some guy solicited to us while we were walking along the main strip (for lack of a better word?). The food and sangria were great!
That night we also headed to a discoteca. I would say club, because the atmosphere was exactly like an American club (I guess), but clubs in Spain are like S&M bars with Privado (private) rooms.. yikes. So we went to the disco at like 12:15 or so because we knew that the Spaniards start their nights much later. However, they start their nights later than we anticipated, because we were literally the only ones there when we arrived. So we got some drinks, the first ones were complementary, and hung out and some people started dancing even though they were the only ones on the dance floor. Good for them!
By 1:15ish or so, there started to get more people there and some were dancing on the floor so I joined around that time, actually maybe a little earlier. But it was a lot of fun!!! The music was American until it started to get more crowded, then for a while it was Spanish music which was awesome. To mom: yes I danced Spanish-y when that music was on, it came more naturally than I expected! Didn’t know I had it in me… although I am studying in Spain this month so I guess I should have expected for my inner Rosalinda to come out at least a few times while here. We were going to leave by 2 am but then the rest of our group showed up like exactly around then and we were exited about it and were having fun with them and each other (it was a pretty big group I arrived with… 14ish of us?) so we ended up leaving around 3. And I discovered that the tips of my watch hands are glow in the dark, so that’s exciting!
So yeah that was my Wednesday!