The first few hours in Madrid were probably the randomist. When we were using the laundry room in the hostel these 2 guys came in and asked if they could film us doing the washing for this promotional video, no kidding and they wanted us to say something in Spanish!!! I couldn't pronounce what they wanted me to say (and personally couldn't stop laughing long enough to have done it anyways) so they just filmed Jamie - hes now on some Hostel advertisement hehe.
Also our Hostel was in their red light district and even in the day time you will find girls out there which was uh um shall I say entertaining?? Visited Palacio Real which was the King of Spain's impressive palace; completely over the top in every respect and HUGE but impressive none the less… its kept exactly how it was when he lived in it and is still used for official ceremonies so was really cool to see how the royalty live. Saw some great works in the Reina Sofia Art Museum, walked around the park which holds the Crystal Palace and did some shopping. Unfortunately Jamie got food poisoning while we were here so I had the fun time of explaining his symptoms to the chemist and get him drugs… we had the Spanish to English dictionary out which was funny, got there in the end though!