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you can’t trick me!

Today I met a couple of friends at the Círculo de Bellas Artes. I had an interesting experience while I was waiting for them though… and it’s definitely something that happens in Madrid a lot!

I was standing outside of the museum waiting for my friends and I saw this woman sitting on a bench near me. After waiting a couple of minutes she comes up to me and asks me how to get to a certain metro stop. I tell her how to get there and explain how to get to the right line from where we were standing. Then she asks me about a different stop. I tell her what line it’s on and how to get there etc. and she kept asking questions about the metro stops that were close to where we were. After that she just stood next to me for a while and I felt pretty uncomfortable so I tried to chat with her a bit to figure out what she was doing. I asked her where she was from and she said Senegal, and then I thought she was going to leave because she did the normal Madrid “two kisses” deal BUT she did it while hugging me and kind of rubbing my back a bit. That weirded me out! Then she didn’t leave… and that made me think “hmm I think she’s trying to rob me!” She never left my side to go to where I was giving her directions to… and that was another weird factor! I told her that I was meeting some people so I called them and then walked towards where they were walking from to get away from her. RIGHT after meeting with my friends I saw her walking on the same street going in the opposite direction of where she was “going” before. Fishy!!

The main reason we went to the museum was so that we could go on the roof and check out the sunset! Here is the best picture that I got…

That was my afternoon!

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