It's Bull-Fighting Day!

The best thing about traveling without tour is you get to plan where you want to go and when you want to go. You don't have to constantly wake up so early and be on the move. We can sleep longer, do whatever we want until we are ready to go. This is the key to truly relax and enjoy.

Second day in Madrid was great. Woke up slightly later then usual since we had a long and tiring day the day before. We were already craving for Chinese food even though it's just the second day of this trip. Is it just my family or is most of the Chinese couldn't survive without Chinese food? 

Anyway, so I looked up on the internet and found a dimsum place called Tse Yang Dim Sum Club just located on the 9th floor of El Corte Ingles right behind our hotel. The food there was alright but if you are craving for it, everything is good. You just have to satisfy your taste bud.

Right after our brunch, we head to a cafe on the same floor and resume our high tea session. Crazy isn't, it's like we kept feeding ourselves with food. We got really lucky and found a table right beside the window. The view was breathtaking. I can totally point out to my parents where the Royal Palace of Madrid is located. Too beautiful. 

After we finished both our brunch and high tea (finally no more food), we shopped around the hotel area for a bit and return to our hotel room to get ready for the bullfighting show later that evening. The bullfighting show is located at Las Ventas, also one of the tourists attraction. If you go to Madrid, you should definitely go and watch it. It will be a once in a lifetime kinda experience that you don't wanna miss. 

I'm not so sure if they always have shows available but no harm trying. The show tickets are really cheap (didn't expect it at all), we bought the 2nd front seat for like 13Euros each and it's upfront. They even deliver your tickets to your hotel so it's really convenient. You don't even have to worry about anything. Once you got there, the guides will tell you where to go. 

We didn't finish watching the entire show, just 2 rounds of fight before we decide to leave. Mainly because firstly we don't really understand how this bullfighting works. We don't know how they score the fighters so we have absolutely no clue on why people were cheering. Secondly, it's cruel and I couldn't watch it any further. So do my parents. 

Imagine, 2 rounds of fight meaning 2 bulls die for it. They stab the bull multiple times, makes it chase after the red cloth and when it gets tired, they used a long blade to stab right into the bull. The bull is not even dead yet and keeps vomiting blood until it slowly die. 

The second round was even worst; they used the long blade to stab the bull twice. TWICE and it slowly fall and vomited blood but it's still alive. To quickly ease its pain, they stab it right on its head. 

My puke level was already right up my throat and I totally lose appetite. It's a good thing I didn't puke out the chocolate I've just eaten when they were still teasing with the bull. 

Like I said, it's a once in a lifetime experience and it's definitely going to be my last. I know this is part of the Spain's culture and I respect that, it's just not my cup of tea.

After that, we went to the famous suckling pig restaurant in Madrid called Restaurante Sobrino de Botin but it's fully booked. The only available slot is at 10pm and it was just 6 going on 7pm when we went in and ask. Since we couldn't wait that long, we decided to just make reservation for the next day. Good thing it's fully book that day because I have absolutely no appetite after the bullfighting show and I surely don't want to see dead pigs lying in front of me.

Since the restaurant is fully booked, we went to this sushi market called Mercado de San Miguel near the restaurant to explore and have our dinner there. It's not just a market where they sell fruits and stuff; it's literally like a hawker center inside. There's everything from Japanese Sushi, Street food to desserts.

It's definitely a place you want to check it out because the food there is really awesome and the environment itself is what you will never experience in Singapore.

It's located at Plaza San Miguel 28013, Madrid. It opens from 10am all the way to 2am. Best place for street food and beer/ wine.

These are the area where they sell vegetables, fruits and meat. We bought some fruits back to the hotel and they were really fresh and tasty. The colors itself tells it all.


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