domingo, 30 de septiembre de 2012
Madrid saw an endless amount of rain this weekend. It reminds me of the New England weather back home, except that in New Hampshire walking wasn't my main means of getting from place to place. I've learned this weekend that taxi fare is a small price to pay to keep your shoes from being waterlogged. Since very few people own dryers here, that is a gift that you can't take for granted.
While some students were off at the beautiful vineyards of la Rioja, I stayed in Madrid with only my envy of the others and the rainy weather to keep things exciting. However, Friday I was kept busy when the DJ John Dahlback came to a local club. The show had a different feel than a lot of the house shows back home. For one, it began at 3 am and didn't end until 5.
The Spanish schedule is much different than what you find almost anywhere else. The day often doesn't begin until 9 am or sometimes later. Dinner comes at 9 or 10 pm and the only thing that keeps you awake on late nights is the siesta that is celebrated by almost everyone in the late afternoon. The lifestyle at first seems almost lazy but it is incredibly easy to welcome the relaxed schedule. Plus, the Spanish live longer so they must be doing something right.