Round the world in 90 days!

Travel time: December 2006 - March 2007  |  by Carolina Martinez

Madrid: Feliz Año Nuevo

New Year´s Eve in Madrid. I can´t remember whose idea it was, but it was brilliant! Actually, come to think of it I´m sure it was mine . . .

So after spending many nights squished among the hordes of people in the main square, we decided to avoid doing that and decided to go out for dinner instead. This proved a little difficult as New Year is a big eat at home family affair in Spain so many restaurants were shut or only taking pre-booked tables. Anyhoo, we decided we´d give it a shot . . .

Nathan was quite confident that things would work out.

Nathan was quite confident that things would work out.

Our new friend Candy gave us a call and came out to meet us. We ended up going to a tapas bar that we had already been to before as it was the only restaurant open that would have us!

Candy

Candy

Oh those spnanish!

Oh those spnanish!

Sangria was good.

Sangria was good.

The waiters were funny.

The waiters were funny.

Julius made new friends.

Julius made new friends.

Belinda and I competed for the lense.

Belinda and I competed for the lense.

The tradition in Spain is to eat one grape for every stroke of the clock at midnight. So after finishing dinner, we ran home with Candy, turned on the tele (they do the counting for you), got the grapes ready and poured the champers. We all squeezed the 12th grape in our mouths and tried kissing eachother Feliz Año Nuevo without spluttering grape juice too much. It is actually quite the task eating 12 grapes in quick succession.

Shortly after this Bingo went woohoo and Candy went home

Julius and Nathan swapped one shoe each . . .

and we were ready for action.

We went for a stroll through the main square of Spain and met many funny people.

A group of Chileans we met the one on the far left was incredibly drunk.

A group of Chileans we met the one on the far left was incredibly drunk.

It is a strange thing but the spanish are all wearing these weird wigs during Christmas/New Year.

It is a strange thing but the spanish are all wearing these weird wigs during Christmas/New Year.

Ummmm, Julius found a street cleaning trolly . . .

Ummmm, Julius found a street cleaning trolly . . .

The boys walked around with odd shoes all night.

FELIZ AÑO NUEVO

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The trip
 
Description:
Julius and Carolina's dash around the globe. Let's see who will cross the finish line first . . .
Details:
Start of journey: Dec 10, 2006
Duration: 13 weeks
End of journey: Mar 07, 2007
Travelled countries: Thailand
Denmark
Spain
Chile
Argentina
Brazil
Uruguay
The Author
 
Carolina Martinez is an active author on break-fresh-ground. since 14 years.
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