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Why I love Madrid

August 29th, 2009 by · 2 Comments · Europe, Spain

Our last night in the city, Tess and I wondered the rowdy crowds.. whistles, bellows, yum-yum cat calls followed every step-

Sangria, aceitunas verdes, pimientos de atun, calamares, mejillones, una mas cerveza… Elbowed between strangers, swimming in the raucous energy, I’m crazy for madrid.Salud!

Past midnight, I sang above the crowd in Spanish what I thought was, “Puedo pegar?” (Can I pay?)

“Pero? por que” (But why?) blushed our young Manolito, serving up tapas, his dark, long eyelashes flirted back…
“Usted quiere pegarme?” (You want to slap me?). Laughter erupted from the standing room only bar.

I soon learned the sweet difference an e as in pegarte (hit/slap) and an a as in pagar (pay) sounds to the inexperienced…


  • September 15th, 2009 by Karly

    LOL sister, nice try on mackin ur young latin hottie. MISS YOU!!!!

  • September 14th, 2009 by mom

    My beautiful family.
    I love following your adventures,
    Can’t wait for more.

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