Hey, back from Madrid! Did anyone miss me?!
.......oh, I guess not.
I have yet to pick pictures because I'm a lazy bastard, and all the showing them to the family has left me as bored as they were. Let's make a short post of our adventures and misadventures.DAY ONE: Lots of ducks
We arrived around noon. The zone we stayed in was near Gran Vía, but it was more like an informal Chinatown than a normal downtown to me. We went to El Retiro park
, which seemed very relaxing at the time and then it wasn't
because it's huge and it was a very hot day. But it was pretty and cheerful and full of all kinds of people from all kind of places! I'm not sure how Central Park is like, but it was like a less hobo-thug version of it. Really, really charming! Also, I fucking love Madrid's subway like you wouldn't believe.DAY TWO: Pandamonium and dolphin pools
We left the big ride for that day, and it was less exhausting than expected but still draining. Of course, that was the Zoo. They have TWO baby pandas in exhibition and they're not staying in Spain forever, so it was a now-or-never kind of thing. THE CUUUUUUUUUUUTE! Of course, there were a lot of cute animals around, but pandas are pandas. The parents were also lazy cute fuckers. The red panda in front hated me and I couldn't take a good shot of it. But another great things was the dolphins looking at us through the glass and following our hands' movements. We also went to a mall with a sort-of-friend of mom afterwards.DAY THREE: Adventure time
At the last day, we didn't want to go anywhere big. In the morning I rushed to the geek shops to see what rare merchandising I could squeeze from my fandoms (answer: NONE, to my chagrin; manly tears would be dropped if it wasn't for the maternal unit stalking my endeavors/distracting clerks/buying WoW T-shirts for brothers.) Still, my loot:
→ Edward Elric keychain that doesn't suck! I can't find a picture of it online, but he looks angry and violent in a cute way. Now you have your brother, plushie!keychain!Al!
→ FMA #26
→ Rurouni Kenshin Kanzenban #09
→ Blue Beetle #1-25 (hueg compilation volume)
→ The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (novel 1)
→ The Rampage of Haruhi Suzumiya (novel 5)
It wasn't that spectacular, if you ask me. Except for the SuzuHaru light novels, I could've bought that other shit back at home. Oh, and American comics are fucking expensive here unless you get the enormous volumes they almost never release. Sorry, sticking to manga here for that reason; I'm not paying 5€ per thin issue, assholes. Also, I suspect I must suffer from TWS to be about to read Texan-Mexican people using Spaniard slang (...WTF)
Okay, back to the trip and skipping every pair of shoes my mom got. We walked around a little and then took the double decker tour bus, to save time and see as many cool (and old) parts of the city as possible in the shortest time. The pictures are terrible, but we didn't regret it because everything looked so damn cool~
Aaaaand that's about it, give or take. No time to go to museums or shows (no mom, I don't like musicals beyond animated movies anyway.) But I had a great time at the few places I did visit and see. Who knows when will be the next time I can go out of town, so I enjoyed myself as much as I could.
Today sucked balls, though.