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Madrid - The Outskirts - Puente De Vallecas

sunny 34 °C
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We were just trying to chill as much as we could without spending money. There are only so many episodes of Friends you can watch on Netflix before you are itching to go out. We were joined in our apartment by 2 Mexican girls, who were staying for a week, also waiting for the visas to travel on towards their next destination. We left the apartment, to head to Retiro Park for a few hours, whilst the apartment was being cleaned.

Amal and I went into Sol in the evening when the temperature had started to cool down. It is around the hours of 8 pm when Spain really comes alive. Locally where we are staying, there were many local people hanging around near the train station. This area has many benches and playgrounds for children. There was a mix of women and men, old and young. We understood that the children are on their school holidays and because the weather is so hot during the day, this is the only time they have to play outside.

When we got into Sol, that was busier than we have seen it. There were many more tourists at this time than there are during the day. We found a nice place to sit, where we could eat and drink alfresco, whilst watching the world go by. We returned back to the apartment around 11 pm, and the locals (and children) were still out socialising and playing.

Posted by DarrenAmal 07:15 Archived in Spain Tagged the - madrid de puente outskirts vallecas

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