Thu Oct 19 2000, 09:57 AM PDT
I arrived in Madrid last night, but after all the chaos of rushing to the
airport in London, I wasn´t really in the mood to hit the town. I really like
the vibe here in Spain. I spent the day just decompressing; going from cafe
to cafe, relaxing and writing. It is very freeing to not have to be anywhere
at any particular time. So for now, I´m going to hang out in Madrid, probably
for a few days, then start making my way down south.
Spain may not be cheap compared to Latin America, but it isn´t bad. I´m
running at about $25-$30/day here, not counting any trains I´ll be taking. It
is great to be using my Spanish again. Strangely, I almost feel more at home
here in Spain than I did in London. Must be that all the kids in the hostel
were making me feel very old!