Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Adiós Madrid

Leaving on a jet plane. Back soon to visit, counting the days!
Adiós Madrid. Te echaré de menos!!

The Tooth Fairy vs. Mr Perez, The Little Rat

There´s always going to be cultural references and language stuff that you won´t be familiar with if you haven´t been brought up in a country. For example, I blame my inability to master the past and subjunctive tenses on my parents not having read me bedtime stories in Spanish (an unreasonable complaint given the fact that they don´t speak Spanish but nevertheless....)

Until I watched the movie the Tooth Fairy on a bus journey to Granada (a.k.a Rompedientes o Hada por accidente) I didn´t realise that the Tooth Fairy didn´t bring the money in Spain but, in fact, Ratoncito Perez. Cute! There´s a museum in his honour on Calle Arenal, go visit, it´s suitably random (and free if you just visit his statue on the ground floor) I brought my boyfriend but children would probably be more appropriate!

Jugglers at traffic lights

Love these guys

Terraza @ Vincci Soho

One of my favourite terraces to grab some alone time. Located on Calle Prado just around the corner from the Palace Hotel. The drinks prices are exorbitant but can be worth it if you want to play guest and just chill out with a book and a never ending drink...

Mahou bar or Miaow Bar?

The Reina Sofia terraza needs to consider a name change... I´m not sure stray cats mix with the luxe feel they were going for...