Today I learnt the hard way what the siesta is about... Like I’ve told before, I have never before been to Spain so I have only heard of the siesta but not lived it myself. After school I thought it was time to check out the city centre. I am at school from 9am till 2pm, and thought it was perfecto to explore the city straight from school. The thought of the siesta was far from my mind... But when I arrived to the centre every little shop was closed. The shutters were down so in many cases you couldn’t even see what the shop was about.
Gave the word ghost-town a new meaning to me. The sun is shining, it’s the middle of the day, but there’s no one around and everything is closed.
I wasn’t prepared for that. Turns out absolutely every shop (supermarkets and kiosks included) are closed between 2 and 5pm. No shopping for me then! Bars, café’s and restaurants are open naturally, cause this time slot is what the Spanish use for eating lunch and possibly having a nap. So I got myself a nice café con leche and sat down at a terrace with my homework. Not that bad at all in the end!