What an interesting introduction to the capital of Spain! Climbing out of the coolest train terminal* to the sound of muffled detonations I noticed an abundance of police in riot gear, grouped in threes with at least one semi automatic rifle!
On the street the booms sounded a lot louder and a lot closer, what the fuck is going on? :D Then I saw it, a long snake of people marching along the road, banners and placards streaming above them.
I longed to dash off and get closer but I was still wearing ALL my luggage.. thankfully my airbnb was only 10min away so off to drop stuff off and get amongst it!
* It has a botanical garden inside!