Originally Posted by anothernight
Madrid has a surprising amount of vegetarian restaurants, considering how few vegetarians actually live here. Also, I was shocked at how accommodating have been, actually asking me if I'm vegan or just vegetarian (a few years ago no one would even know about veganism here!). They seem to have been exposed to vegetarianism through Erasmus students and foreigners though. Still, I've seen enough places with no vegetarian option at all, and some with fish-based and parmesan-based vegetarian options to know that the place still sucks a bit for vegetarians.
I haven't eaten in this area because my sister lives far from the city centre so I don't know what I can actually eat. In the proper touristy areas it's hard because tourists want traditional food, which invariably includes chorizo- and jamón-flavoured dishes. Still, there's a few places to eat and it's not too bad. I can always live off chocolate and churros =P
Oh yeah, legumes are better in Spain. I really don't know why, possibly because they're local, but they are definitely tastier. And that's *great* because you can make uber nice chickpea salads with lemon and olive oil and stuff like that and they taste amazing. ^_^
Sligo... I can't picture the place, therefore it doesn't exist. Internet? Woah.
So this trip over there (not the most recent one, that's too recent lol), is in terms of finding attitudes to vegetarianism/veganism very much the opposite? That is pretty cool, and a nice thing to see. Thankfully the erasmus students and those on interrailing trips have spread the word, it seems, and many business owners have caught on
It might still suck a little bit, but at least it has improved quite a lot!
Do you plan on travelling around the city a little bit to find some more places to eat, maybe to safe parts that you think would have places to eat? You did say before, that you've not seen many parts of the city, and for now you're living in the suburbs and might have a chance to, so we'll see what happens
Oh yeah, chocolate and churros!! You could easily live on them haha
And I've never been to Sligo either, dunno why!
Originally Posted by --LOS--
Hai again! I've been saying hi to you loads of places now on boards but I cant quite catch you. Only got your text last night when I switched my phone back on, didnt bring my charger and it was kinda a nuisance charging it off my laptop in sligo so I missed the metallica stuff
What was that about anyway? Also I thought about texting you to say good luck in your exams but then I forgot again.....but it's the thought that counts right
Havent logged into boards in about a month either, too busy. I finished up college stuff on Monday and went home to meath on Tuesday, then on to Sligo on Thursday, only back last night. How is you anyway?
Sligo was awesome, we picked the best time to go down there, apparently was hotter than back in dublin, so we were at the beach loads, we climbed the mountain, I walked the doggy, we got seaweed baths
It's so gorgeous where tar lives, so scenic, you wouldnt miss the internets
.o/ Hi! Shame you only got the text last night, it was to do with a series of concerts on in Lisbon (but the event was called Rock In Rio for some reason), that Youtube were streaming each night over the weekend. Mastodon, Sepultura, Evanescence and Metallica were on the first night. Offspring, Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park and Smashing Pumpkins on the second (as you can see, it was have been awesome!)
Dont worry at all about forgetting stuff lol, you were in the wilderness of Sligo and taking a much needed break from everything
Glad to hear you got your college stuff done, I'm all done and just waiting on results (15th June). Must have been some relief finishing everything though!
Yeah I seen that Sligo was a few degrees warmer than here, which is still fairly warm! Been walking around here the last week in shorts and t-shirts lol, its great
I dont think I've ever heard you say you were on a beach, let alone like it so much
Did the doggy love you more than P? Or was he all loved up again?
I know someone who knows that area very well, and apparently he lives on the good side of the motorway, with all the nice stuff