February 17th, 2012


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I am in Madrid! The flight wasn't too bad but it was a flight and therefore at least slightly sucky. I'm sure things will improve once Sophie gets here, but right now I'm not best pleased.

First thing is entirely my own fault. I looked up how to get to the hotel via public transport, but at the last minute I chickened out and got a taxi instead. Which I was expecting to be expensive but not as expensive as it ended up! Damn thing cost me almost 40 euros! I think there's some sort of extra charge for being picked up at the airport, but the airport website didn't tell me that bit.

Second thing is only one light in the room seems to be working. And I'm currently being too much of a fraidy cat to go down to the lobby and tell someone. Mostly because I'm half convinced that there's just some trick to it I haven't worked out yet. But I've tried every damn switch I can find in the room and only one light has come on from that.

But at least the wireless is working just fine. Although the way this day is going I'm half expecting to find that's suddenly costing extra.

Right...I should stop being chicken and go ask about the lights. Because while I can sit here and use my computer happily enough, the bathroom is currently pitch black and I was tempted by having a nice hot bath. Also, it's difficult to pee when you can't find the toilet. Wish me luck! And wish that the woman at the counter who speaks English is still there so my problem can actually be understood.

Edit: Success! There was a trick I needed. The room key gets slotted into a little box by the door to make the lights work. Not sure how I got one of them to work considering this but...*shrugs* at least it works now.

Next challenge: food!

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I'm tired and Sophie won't get here for another three hours. Booooooo.

Also my phone doesn't seem to have signal, despite the lady in the phone shop saying it should. Which makes me very glad I gave her the room number. I only hope she remembers it. Because fail phone!

I should do something constructive like writing while I wait. But I might just go to sleep instead and hope something wakes me up for her arriving.