Reunion of the BBA
18.10.2011 - 25.10.2011
I got the lovely surprise just one week ahead that Sarah was going to come visit me!! Our reunion was epic! After going over 5 months (with the exception of one day) without seeing each other, it was quite the celebration. It was sooo good to see her. I was comforting…having someone there in Madrid with me, because everything/everyone was still pretty foreign to me.
Our first day was spent walking around and sightseeing. We ate dinner at Plaza Mayor. That night, we loaded up on the ice cream and watched Vampire Diaries! This was our night of “catching up” and to spend our time as if we were in good ol’ ‘merica! It was exactly what I needed!
The next morning we walked around some more and made our way over to Parque Retiro. It was a beautiful day and the weather was nice and warm. We rented one of the little boats together and paddled around the lake in front of the Palace. It was very romantic! There was even a saxophone player serenading us in the distance. After my class, we started our night off in Puerta del Sol and went bar hopping. It was pretty fun. We ended up meeting some Russian kid our age and hanging out with him the rest of the night. Just so that Sarah could have the experience, we stayed up until 6am and went to the churros place. They were delish.
The next day, Sarah came to my International Marketing class with me where we spent the time eating snacks and playing Hangman…very studious on my part! She liked my French friend, Sebastian, who we were getting to say words in his French accent because they just sounded better. That night we went to Orange Café and later the club Pacha. At Orange, we got ourselves in on a game of beer pong. It was my first time playing it (and seeing it) since being in Spain. Only with Sarah. Orange was alright, but then we made our way over to Pacha where things got interesting ☺. Long story short, we met some random Nicaraguan guys who gave us free drinks, I sat on and crushed a glass (my leg got pretty cut!), and at one point we got on the stage with other friends and danced the night away.
Thursday we headed over to the Palacio Real and went inside the Cathedral. I had never been inside the Cathedral and it was quite beauteous! For dinner we dressed up and went to La Barraca, a really good place to get paella that I had been for Chi’s birthday. We dined on rosé wine, croquets, bread, and paella. Oh, and sarah claims to have the best coffee of her entire life there. It met our standards.
Later that night we hopped on the bus with European Vibe to head for Portugal…..