Yesterday we got to Madrid after the (not-too-bad) overnight train from Paris. We walked around the city, went to Retiro Park, bought cheap student tickets for a ballet Friday (yay!), and went to a free public museum called Caixa Forum.
At night we got to cheer along Spain's soccer team as they defeated Germany in the World Cup semifinal: one to zero. The city was LOUD with trumpets, yelling, cheering, chanting, whistling, and car honking. Now we will get to watch the final game in one of the countries who is in the final. Cool!
Today, we had an early start and walked a down a suggested route by Rick Steve. We bought some fresh cherries (best yet) and some peaches. Then we walked to one of the best ice cream places in town with 82 different ice cream flavors. It was closed though. (We're planning on going tomorrow.) Instead we bought churros con chocolate. Delicious! We got a cup of fondu like chocolate with a plate of churros. The chocoloate was super rich, but that didn't stop the locals from drinking it.
Next we went to a park and visited a small, free museum donated to Spain from Egypt. Let's just say we were glad we didn't pay to get in. Tired, we sat at the park for about two hours. From the park we walked to the Prado museum, which we for in for free!
We then went to the supermercado and bought something delicious for dinner. We bought yummy cheese, salami, bread, and mysterious deserts in cool clay pots. While dinner was great, the desert was left unfinished. At least we got cool clay pots though!
(Mommy, when we get back could we have the stew with meat and peaches? Or tuna con arros? Or lentils? These are a few of the actual dinner meals I've been missing/craving. - La hijita favorita)