Today was a wash. After some flight difficulties we arrived in Madrid. I purchased our metro passes and we set out to find our hostel. After finally stumbling upon it and checking in we were starved. We found a local tapas bar that was packed and pricey. We had some fish tapa and moved on. We then found a store and got some food. I bought a SIM card. We then went to a museum because my outdated guidebook stated it was free. It wasn’t and we were all tired. So we decided to take a nap instead. It is 10:24pm on a Saturday night and the kids are all still sleeping. I’m just sitting in the Hostel lobby using the wifi. I tried waking them to go out and get chocolate and churros but they aren’t budging. I guess tomorrow is a new day.
I just had a great chat with a nice Scottish man about politics and gun control. It’s amazing how differently people think about things based on the environment they are raised in. I think that is the best part of staying in a hostel. Meeting people who you would never come across in your daily life and looking at the world in a different way.