DE MADRID AL CIELO

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…Sau cand la ei e mai bine decat la noi.

“De Madrid al cielo” … cum zic spaniolii, adica un fel de a spune ca, dupa orasul lor doar Raiul e mai frumos, si asta cu o conditie: sa ai de acolo de sus o “fereastra” spre capitala Spaniei, ca sa urmaresti tot ce misca.

Povestea mea de dragoste cu Madrid a inceput acum vreo trei ani cand am ajuns pentru prima data acolo. M-am simtit ca acasa din prima clipa. E normal pentru noi, ca romani, sa ne acomodam usor acolo, sunt la fel de galagiosi, limba o inveti imediat si avem obiceiuri destul de asemanatoare.

De atunci, m-am intors de 7 ori la Madrid – am ajuns din omul care spunea ca nu o sa calatoreasca de doua ori in acelasi loc, un fel de Madrid-junkie. Uneori, mi se face atat de dor de locul ala incat inchid ochii si imi imaginez ca sunt acolo, pe strazile care nu dorm niciodata.

…Or, when over there is better than over here.

“De Madrid al cielo” , is the Spanish way of saying that, after their city, only the Heaven is more beautiful, and only with one condition: to have a „window” in the sky  that overlooks the capital city of Spain, so that you could watch everything that’s happening there.

My love story with Madrid began about three years ago, when I first got there. It felt like home from the first moment. As Romanians, it’s normal for us to adapt quickly over there, they are as talkative as us, we can learn quickly the language, and they have similar habits.

Since then, I’ve returned 7 times to Madrid – I’ve come a long way from the girl who used to say that she’ll never visit the same place twice, I’m a Madrid-junkie now. Sometimes, I miss that place so much that I close my eyes and I imagine that I’m there, on the streets that never sleep.

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