Monday, May 22, 2017

Day 5 in Madrid; day 12 of the Spain trip. Cleaned a bit in the vrbo. Chatted with the cleaning woman when she arrived. She complimented me on my Spanish. Left my luggage in the VRBO for later pickup. Wandered, ending in La Chueca at ? for lunch: scrambled eggs with mushrooms, sautéed chicken breast, red wine, sparkling water. Light shopping: MaƱana (A Fish Called Fred, Cetti Shoes), ES, SR, XXXMadrid, Platea, Mama Framboise, Alejandro Montes. Rode the metro: Line 4 (brown) Colon towards Pinar de Chamartin to Mar de Cristal, transfer to Line 8 (pink) towards Aeropuerto T4 to Aeropuerto T1-T2-T3. Unusually long walk to the pre-gate area, then an unusually long wait for the gate number. Light meal at Urban Grill: veggie lasagne, tomato juice. Norwegian Air flight from Madrid MAD to London Gatwick LGW. Long wait in UK customs. Checked in to Sofitel London Gatwick. Dinner at a restaurant in Sofitel London Gatwick: Urban Cafe: mixed vegetables, little gems salad with bacon, masala butter popcorn, sparkling mineral water.