Meet & Picnic – Enjoying Madrid’s Beautiful Weather with Citylife Madrid

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Victoria Moraru – Sunday, August 28th at 16:30

You could feel the enthusiasm, the impatience and the positive energy right from the main entrance of Retiro Park. Over 100 foreign students carrying blankets, food & drinks and all of them seeming eager to meet each other. Madrid’s good weather brings a smile to everyone’s faces. After, we found a quite a large space where people could sit and talk with each other and suddenly, more people were coming to join us!

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It’s incredible how fast you can become friends with someone you just met. Each of them wanted to introduce themselves to the group, to share their story, to discover someone else’s story, to experience the feeling of someone listening to what they have to say. This immediately gained everyone’s interest in discovering new things about the country, experiences and people. I felt like most people that showed up, were trying to get to know everyone a little bit better, which was really awesome and exactly what I was hoping for!

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After a while, we all felt free to talk about any subject. As you can see, sharing your thoughts goes really well with sharing food and drinks. 
Playing cards, volleyball or just chilling and relax can make you stop to realize how fast time passes when you’re feeling so great. Meanwhile you can take your time to post a selfie on Instagram with your new friends, add them on Facebook and exchange numbers. Let’s not forget, that with gatherings like this, you can take new expressions from different languages and also some great memories home with you!

If you want to see all the pictures from this event check here.

Thank you all for joining us on our Meet & Picnic activity!

If you want to read more from Victoria, head over to her wonderful blog where she writes about travel, life and everything in between!

 

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Leah has been living in and exploring Madrid since 2013 when she moved to the city for a simple summer abroad. After falling in love with Madrid, she started the Citylife Blog in 2014 with the goal to share everything there is to know about her favourite place on earth! In her spare time you will find Leah at some of Madrid's many museums and cultural exhibitions.

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