I grabbed an afternoon snack at this awesome restaurant called Ojala (Spanish 3A students - you know what that means!). I had a deliciously fresh salad with huge chunks of mozzarella, zucchini, kalamata olives, and more.
Then I stumbled upon this magical children's bookstore that sold lots of pop-up books. It is every kid's dream (and adult's, too). It's called Tres Rosas Amarillas
Motorcycles and mopeds are popular in European cities because they're easier to drive and park (vs. a large car)
Note the price: 5,50 euros (the comma!)
Cafes where the windows/doors are wide open so you can grab a drink or a bite to eat in the fresh air = very common
I learned my lesson at UConn that "locking" your bike to a tree like this is not a good idea. A tree with more branches is a little more secure! (my bike was stolen at UConn but luckily I found it a short while later)
I love the symmetry
Malasana has lots of cool statues like this one.
Have you noticed all of the motorcyles?
So that's a little preview of Malasana! If you've see my photos of the Plaza del Dos de Mayo - that's also part of Malasana.