|Finally arrived in Madrid after about 12 hours of traveling. Definitely the longest I have ever been in a plane. 9 and a half hours to Amsterdam, then 2 and a half hours to Madrid. Met some interesting people on the plane: one from San Francisco and the other from Russia. Eileen and I easily made our way by bus and taxi from the airport to the hostel using some of our Spanish skills to communicate with the taxi driver. Driving through the streets of Madrid was pretty scary to say the least. Now I am finally able to relax in my hostel room, which just so happens to be Beatles themed...I think it was meant to be. Our group will probably just lay low tonight and recoup from all the traveling. Hopefully tomorrow we will see some interesting things!