Europe | Spain | Madrid – Europe, here I come! On flying out, buying shoes, weddings and good wine…

Europe | Spain | Madrid – Europe, here I come! On flying out, buying shoes, weddings and good wine…

I know, I know, it’s been a while…. But hey, being a budget traveller means no laptop. So in a country where there are more elephants than internetcafes (aka South Africa) it was a bit difficult keeping up with you, or my internet journal for that matter….

Leaving Bangkok for Madrid was, once again, done in true Marlies-style: allthough I got a very convenient upgrade to Business (you see, dengue fever does have some advantages! :)), the flight was very inconveniently delayed… after a dinner at the gate and much in and out of the plane, we finally departed at around 06.30 am instead of 01.05 am….which meant missing my connection in Istanbul and doing a few extra miles flying via Frankfurt to Madrid. It also meant seeing my rucksack still on the tarmac in Frankfurt, while they were closing the plane! HELP! But nothing that a charming smile at the captain and the ‘tarmac guy’ could not solve, so there I was, running out of the plane, onto the tarmac and overseeing my rucksack loaded into the plane…

And then, after 5 months of backpacking with the appropriate clothes, a bit of fashion again in Madrid – my little sis Janine had come to bring my wedding outfit including my huge hat, well liked little pistachio green mules and assorted little handbag – quite a difference from flipflops and a cotton shirt, but boy, was it nice to dress up again!
Showing Janine Madrid was great fun, with loads of tapas, sangria, dancing untill dawn and shoes…. yep, haven’t been able to prevent it: I bought another pair… and yes they did come in handy in fashionable Madrid! And they were on sale! And they are gorgeous little slingbacks! So how could I not buy them…

The wedding was great as well, in Spanish style, with the bride in a beautiful dress, being a bit late and crying and a singing groom – all ingredients were there to go fiesta! Which we did!

Then 2 weeks home in Holland. What can I say, it’s wonderful being on holiday in your own country, with all your friends dying to see you and wine&dine you. I must have seemed a proper alcoholicm but that’s what 5 months without proper wine does for you! Great fun, allthough I must admit that all that wining&dining did add a few pounds to my already robust frame. Oeps! 🙂
Thanks everybody, it was great to see you again!

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