Spain,  Travel

Hola de Madrid!!

Hello, all!
Nat and I are in Madrid — wasting away endless hours navigating the cobbled streets and enjoying delicious (and some not-so-delicious) international foods. While I have many pictures to share and a handful of restaurant reviews to publish here, I am in a locutorio (aka internet cafe of sorts) and there is no USB port accessible, so my pictures and stories will have to wait.
Heading out to do some gift shopping — right now in Madrid, the stores have already started with the “rebajas” sales — post-holiday sales where stores cut back up to 60 or 70%. In addition, tomorrow is the Día de los Reyes (the day the three kings come, bearing gifts for all the children — a second time!– and marking the finale of the Christmas festivies). Therefore, eveyone and their mother is carrying around a giant box or two of roscones, the traditional bread eaten on Día de los Reyes. Needless to say, the toy stores are also packed, so if you want that new Caillou doll, you´d better be prepared to fight for it…
The kings´ parade is starting any minute now, then we´ll be meeting up with our beloved maid from last semester for a coffee or a chocolate (can´t wait!!).
Just checking in for now — back in VT on Sunday!

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