One of the best parts of having friends who live overseas is the excuse to visit them for a weekend. Given it was summer (and we were yet to see any in the UK), I hopped over to Madrid after work on Friday to visit my two friends Maeve and Ruairidh. They had moved to … More A weekend in Madrid
Our final day in the Madrid (and potentially our last day of sun for 2016) had arrived. We slept in until 10 as a treat and packed up our stuff before checking out of the Hotel Exe Moncloa. The hotel had been lovely and gave us the chance to explore an area a bit further … More Samantha and Maeve’s Eat Madrid Tour
Today we were putting our wine obsession aside (for a few hours at least) and setting out to explore some of Madrid’s cultural offers. The 4 of us have exceedingly different views on art and since I had visited the Prado the last time Maeve and Ruairidh kindly conceded to go to the Reina Sofia … More Madrid – Reina Sofia, El Retiro Parque and Moncloa
After the fun of the night before I woke to feel – well not great. However, there was no time for a hangover and so after one emergency puke run I made it to La Taberna de Moncloa for a breakfast of toast with bacon and eggs plus a coffee and orange juice. The Taberna … More Madrid – Parque del Oeste and Malasana bar hopping
I woke up at my normal going to work time to finish some last minute packing, but instead of doing so I was airport bound and for the first time in 2 years I was doing so jobless (at least until Monday anyway). What freedom! I was travelling to Madrid with Iberia who have only … More Madrid – a bar hopping extravaganza!
Our final day in this beautiful city began. We woke up and had to pack our stuff up then leave our luggage at the hostel so that we could spend our final day exploring. We made our down Gran Via, full of the leftovers from the previous evening including sick and prostitutes. Apparently nights out … More Wandering Madrid
After a lovely refreshing sleep on our memory foam mattresses we awoke ready to see what day 2 would entail. We had arranged a tour entitled ‘The Winebus’ and so after getting ready we took the tube to Claridge Hotel for the meeting spot, stopping off on the way to pick up a ham and … More The Winebus
And so it began, another insanely early wake-up call and drive to the airport feeling hungover. Note to self, do not drink copious amounts of wine prior to flying, especially when you have to be at the airport for 4.30a.m! I met my travel buddy for the trip to Madrid – Nicola – and after … More Madrid – Architecture and Tapas