|Andrew and I at the top of the bridge overlooking Getxo,|
the city right next to Bilbao.
On Thursday night, the Athletic Bilbao soccer team played Manchester United in Bilbao. The cheapest tickets to the game were 220 euros, so I decided to save my money and just check out the crowds around the stadium. It was crazy! Imagine the world is ending, but people are happy about it. This is what the streets looked like. There was garbage everywhere. Broken glass was inevitable. There were police there, but I guess it wasn't wild enough to intervene because they just stood to the side in a small group. The people were friendly enough, but it was definitely one of the craziest sights I've ever seen. After realizing that we'd only be able to see a fourth of a small TV screen from 30 yards away, my friend and I opted to hop on the metro and watch the game elsewhere. As luck would have it, we ran into some friends in the metro station and ended up having a great night.
|View of Getxo|
|Andrew took a picture of this cafe. The owner ran out |
and looked like he was going to yell at Andrew. The
owner was then stunned at Andrew's size, so he
just turned around and ran inside. He looked scared.
In other news, I had my first beer from a Burger King today. It was a mediocre draft. I felt obligated to order one. My meal included a beverage choice of water, soda, or beer. I don't like soda and I already had a full bottle of water with me, so beer was really the only logical option.
I hope all of the U of I students are enjoying their break! My Spring Break isn't for another couple of weeks, so I guess I'll just have to suffer through the rough life of a study abroad student for a little longer...
Until next time...¡Adios!