Plaza del Carmen

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  • Day1

    Day 1 - Madrid Arrival!

    September 10, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ☁️ 19 °C

    Long, mostly sleepless night/morning flight from JFK to Lisbon. Long line to get through customs. Long 4 hour layover in Lisbon. Long, confusing, Spanish-practicing cab ride, while attempting to dodge a crowd-filled national cycling race through the city of Madrid, to get to our Airbnb. Finally made it to our cute studio apartment in the middle of everything by early evening. We were ready to go right to sleep but decided to push through and enjoy our first night! Dinner of pork loin, ham and peppers tapas, goat cheese, onion and blueberry tapas, and seafood marinara paella. Followed by people watching with wine and cafe outside on the streets of Sol. Very long but very awesome first day in Europe! Now hopefully 12+ hours of sleep!!! Buenos noches!!Read more

    Liz Corallo

    You look happy!

    Liz Corallo

    What a cute couple!❤️

    Rachel Johnson

    Yay!! So happy you guys made it there! You guys both look so happy. Buenos suerte y feliz viaje

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  • Day2

    Day 2 - Exploring Madrid

    September 11, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    First full day in Madrid! We got a much needed 11 hours of sleep then ventured out for a long day. Started with pastries at the famous La Mallorquina where I had the best croissant of my life! Next, we walked for miles, hitting some of the top tourist attractions of the capital - Museo Del Prado, the Royal Palace of Madrid, and the Plaza Mayor for lunch. Early evening siesta and then tapas and vino!Read more

    Kathryn Ensall

    I remember Plaza Mayor! Looks fabulous! Glad you're having fun.

    Patti Conrad

    Is Timmy getting enough to eat?

    Patti Conrad


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  • Day3


    June 18, 2015 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    Today I woke up to the unimaginable news of a racially-motivated terrorist shooting in my country. My sadness at the continuous violence in America and the incompetence of the media to present news without bias has been hard to get past all day.

    But here's to trying...
    I've had a really great 24 hours in Madrid. The most beautiful European city I've visited so far, and the weather has been perfect. (I'm so glad it's 20 degrees F cooler than last time!)

    I made a friend in my hostel and had delicious tapas and sangria last night after getting lost for awhile. Yes, I've confirmed that this city is extremely difficult to navigate, even the second time around. A lot of "how the hell did we end up HERE?!"...(and no, I don't have this problem other places).

    Today was shopping, then spending 2 hours in the train station trying to pay for a ticket to Lisboa, then giving up and trying the bus station instead, where I determined that ALSA >>> Renfe. Finally, success, and I'm off to a new country tonight!
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