Said my goodbyes to C&I who were also off to Lyon to watch the Tour de France, and then off I flew to Mallorca.
Will just merge the next four days together because they were just horrible. Had landed into Mallorca & had previously organised some accomodation, I decided to go for a hotel with a pool, as the weather was an expectant 35+ everyday.
Landed into an area called Magalouf! Later finding out its actually nick-named Shagalouf because of the young (very young might I add) English travellers drinking and trashing around all night! Yuck!!
Thursday was burger day! Once C&I had finished school we headed out to their local burger bar, to experience the real meat like the Germans do. Hands down!! Best burger by far! It was the real deal, fresh, tasty and non-greasy and the side of wedges made it all the more spectacular! We headed back home afterwards, where I was organising a trip to Mallorca for the following day…although Berlin was fab, I was craving some more sun while on holidays…so what better place to find it, then one of the other Spanish islands. So the following day, there I was flying to Mallorca.
Woke up and made my way down to meet Carlo & Irina for lunch in Kreutzberg. Apparently the coolest area of Berlin, where most of the cool kids live, work and play. Had the most magnificent THAI FOOD for lunch and it was only 4€, so I decided to shout myself to a grapefruit cocktail to wash it down too…mmmm yum! Then we spent the afternoon hanging in Gorlizer Park, where drug deals are welcomed, band practice is a regular occurrence and all round quite the chilled little area. Finishing the day with more ice-creams and headed home to have a home-cooked meal for Carlo’s friend, Alex who was joining us. Best risotto cooked by Carlo, great wine and fab company…enjoying the quieter nights!
Missed bus to Granada, booked flight to Berlin, waited at airport for 10 hours. Spoke to this Romanian guy for 3 hours on the flight and he offered to take me to Carlos place, most awkward situation yet.
Started my first day in Berlin with the biggest lebo lunch consisting of falafel, hommous, tabouli, salad, babaganoush and an array of other delicious delights. Carlo’s brother, Sandro was down for the afternoon, so we just hung around town, walked through the streets and got ice-creams. Perfect day to start my adventure in Berlin and a great introduction to the delicious and ridiculously cheap foods & cocktails available!
The exhaustion was setting in so Kayleigh & I had a quiet day at home, cooking Spanish omelette for lunch and simply taking it easy. This was my last day in Madrid and was not looking forward to leaving one bit!! I didn’t want to face the goodbyes of this beautiful city and the most amazing 6 days spent with Kayleigh…:(
We decided to try and make an effort in the evening, so Kayleigh took me to the coolest terrace bar for a couple of balmy night drinks. Here we met a group of handsome and very stylish Mexican guys who were travelling throughout Europe. Had a chat to them for a bit then made our way home. Hi Eduardo!!! ….if your reading this xx