A Day In Central Madrid (Part Two)

Before I show you more pictures that’ll make you want to quit your day job and move to Madrid, I will just say that there are a lot of pigeons and homeless people here. Pigeons, I can deal with but the mass number of homeless people breaks my heart. Of course it also makes me further appreciate my freedom. Why do I get to travel and enjoy the world whilst others are so so unfortunate? It’s not fair. I must actively work for a change. Which is why I love my religion.

As Jose told me today and I myself first-handedly experienced, a lot of these homeless people are airport dwellers. This is because the airport is comfortably cool (in the summer) or warm (in the winter) and safe. Also, they can beg from travellers and/or eat from unfinished plates. When I was passing time in the food court, waiting for my flight to Santiago de Compostela, I was approached by three different beggars. What are you supposed to do in such a situation? Do you help? It’s so tricky. Anyways, I am telling you this because I think you should know the real Spain (or the real Japan) especially when such things are seldom talked about amongst travel bloggers. So as always, I will try my best to give you the whole picture.
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A secret garden.image[7]
A secret door.image[3]
Is this real life?
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How random! I bumped into an Iranian store filled with Persian goods ranging from Rumi books to handmade jewellery chests. The Iranian owner gave me gaz (persian nougat) and her website details. She hopes I will return.
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6 comments

  1. Oh wow, I didn’t know you follow the baha’i faith! What an interesting religion! :)
    Anyways, Spain is pretty filled with pigeons, smokers, homeless people and people who do NOT know how long a five-minute walk takes. But every country has its ups and downs–I like the idea of jumping from a couple places to another after a few months!

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  2. Your pictures are bringing back some very wonderful memories for me. I hope you have a wonderful time there. I also remember the homeless people that would beg when I was there, too. It’s hard to know how to help sometimes, isn’t it? God bless you and keep you on your travels, and continue posting your beautiful photos.

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