Hola! Considering canceling my flight home to Toronto and just setting up shop here in Madrid. Maybe Amex concierge- extraordinaire Ms. Balla can arrange that?

I could have used Ms. Balla today during my wanders. I lost count of how many times I got lost. But what a beautiful city to get lost in!

I asked an elderly woman for directions and ended up taking her for coffee. Between my horrible Spanish and her elementary English (spoken with the sweetest accent), she managed to sort me out. She also imparted the secret to how Spanish people age so well. Wait for it. Cinnamon. Lots and lots of cinnamon.

So Coldplay plays tonight. Jeepers I’m excited. Madrid is buzzing about this American Express Unstaged concert. 

Stand by for tweets from Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas from me at www.twitter.com/schoolfinishing. Check out the show live at Stream the show at YouTube.com/ColdplayVEVO. And if you spot a short Canadian losing her mind in the crowd, it is likely me.

~ Karen Cleveland