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When you get tired of drinking watered down sangria in the tourist bars of downtown Madrid, you may wish to venture into the city΄s most diverse, artistic, and un-touristed neighborhood: Lavapies.
Upon entering the plaza, you΄ll find yourself among Africans, Turks, Gypsies, Chinese, South Americans, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis, Indians, and Spanish. The wealth of diversity may at first be daunting. Within minutes, someone will probably step forward, whistling, and offer to sell you hash. This is not a threat, and your life is not in danger. Shake your head “no”, smile, and walk on. You have offended no one, and you are not being followed.
For the Lavapies outdoor cafι nightlife, head to the streets of Calle Ave Maria or Colegio. The atmosphere is lively, relaxed, and informal. To get service at any of the cafes, you΄ll have to be patient.
If there is an open outdoor table, sit and wait. If there are no tables on the terrace, sit inside and wait. Eventually a waiter will come up and ask what you want to drink. The key to successful interaction is simplicity.
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Was for one week in Madrid. A lot was written about this town, so I'm not going to repeat all that, supposing that all of you know some about the capital of Spain. Tapas, flamenco, royal palace, museums, and so on...

I'll try to show some unusual views, less the "obligatory" turist atractions, but more my personal impressions about the town and its people. Madrid-Impressions I
Madrid-Impressions II
Madrid-Impressions III
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