Last weekend me and a couple friends were supposed to go up to Bilbao in the north of Spain for our long weekend. Why Bilbao?? It was stupidly cheap and we needed something to do since it was a long weekend. Anyways the day of our flight we go to check in and turns out they messed everything up. I never got a confirmation email and one of my friends somehow had my name on his ticket... oh and we had already booked a hostel for the weekend. So like normal people we both call Ryanair to complain about the issue and see how they are going to fix it so that we can get this resolved before we get to the airport. Yeah that didn't happen instead they told us that they have no ticket on file for me, even after I got the confirmation page after buying my ticket, and told my buddy he can pay 110 euro to change the name on the ticket. So since we paid 35 euro for the flight and paying 110 was not worth it at all we had to scrap the trip.
Turned out to not be such a bad weekend in Madrid anyways. Our friend Josh's parents were in town for the weekend so Wednesday night they took Joe and me out to dinner with them and then for drinks after. His parents are hilarious, we were supposed to meet people at 11:30 but didn't end up saying good night to his parents until right before 1... and dinner was at 9. Wednesday was of course halloween too, it was interesting to see how different it is from back home in the states. Here it is not nearly as big a deal and the real holiday the celebrate is All Saints Day, but the celebrate halloween to and some people dress up but everyone tries to dress as something either really creepy or really scary. For the most part the rest of the weekend was pretty chill, everyone else was away so we just hung out and hit up a lot of the local bars. Found this one great Irish bar near Banco de Espana called James Joyce that has live music which was pretty sick and cheap drinks so it was solid.
Sunday was study day because this week was our last round of midterms. Brutal week I had 3 exams and 2 presentations (in Spanish) all packed together Mon-Wed. And so now that its over I'm off to London in 7 hours, and since I have to get up to go to the airport in 4 hours I'm going to leave it at that but I'll bring back stories and pictures from London at the end of this weekend. Hasta luego!