I crashed hard at a budget motel and got out for dinner at 12 AM. After walking around looking for a half hour, jet lagged and hungry, I quit the search for something healthy and headed to Gran Via for fast food.
Walking around side streets near Gran Via I noticed loitering girls in mini-skirts. This isn't unusual in New York. They're usually in front of a club and from New Jersey. These girls were prostitutes (a superficial distinction, perhaps). They approached, made kissing noises, and one even grabbed my arm. I vaguely remember prostitution having a presence from my fall abroad but nothing like this, right on a main thoroughfare in central Madrid.
I'm looking forward to catching the train to Irun bright and early tomorrow. I don't think the Camino has prosties.