so i’m in Madrid. Just woke up from my first night here. The hostel is nice, great location. No intimacy whatsoever but it’s not really what you look for in a hostel. Hopefully i’ll find a place soon. That’s the plan for today anyway. So i live with 5 other people including one from Australia whose accent is hard to pick up. I mentioned how warm it was and one girl looked at me weirdly and asked “are you coming from one of those north countries?” as a matter of fact i am.
(me, the balcony, my hair, my bed on the left)
Yesterday was a bit tough. Realizing that i was here, and most importantly that i was by myself. Loneliness is harder than i thought it would be…but i guess it’s the first days symptoms.
So, my spanish sucks. Everytime i manage to ask something in spanish, once they answered my brain switches to swedish. I have to worst memory. Can’t even remember the most simple words. I guess it will come back eventually.
Things that were easy:
– getting from the airport to the city
– getting a phone
Things that were not easy:
– finding the hostel (but only because i was looking on the wrong side of the street, aaaa odd numbers !)
– finding a supermarket
– speaking spanish
You may have notice that my hair also got shorter. On one side of the baltic sea you might say i did “a Cindy” and on the other side “a Delphine“. True, they both inspired me. I also did something i’ve been wanting to do for years and never really had to guts to do, except once when i was 17 and it turned out to be a disaster. I figured, i’ll be away for a while, let’s give it a try. I’m pretty happy with it. It’s gonna take time getting used to but it’s quite convenient !!