I hope your day is going well! My morning began with a 6+ mile bike ride. I had planned on going for a run, but after Monday’s CrossFit class (and the 2 mile run that night), my legs are still feelin’ it. Apparently doing my first squat ever- and 199 more after that– in one day isn’t necessarily the smartest idea. Who would’ve thought?
I love feelin’ a good workout though, so I can’t complain too much. 🙂
Okay, let’s get to the travel stuff. There’s so much to say about Madrid, and not enough web space to hold it. Instead, I’m going to share my trip mostly through pictures and include a few words.
Ready to head to Spain from your seat? 🙂 Let’s go!
Okay, okay, I’ll stop with all the airport pictures. On to some real stuff! 🙂
Here’s Madrid architecture:
You dip the churros into the “hot chocolate” (which is really a chocolate sauce, because it’s thicker than regular hot chocolate).
You’re supposed to drink the hot chocolate after you finish the churros, but my mom and I found it too rich (and thick) to do that. But don’t worry, we tried 😉
Are you hungry yet? 🙂 I’m definitely getting ready for dinner after looking at all of these. These are most of the food pictures, but not all of them. My mom and I also had dinner at the OLDEST RESTAURANT IN THE WORLD (Botin), but unfortunately the pictures didn’t turn out super well. Apparently my camera didn’t want to make pretty pictures?
what the heck. My mom and I also attended a tapas tour, but that is worthy of it’s own post. Plus, can anyone really handle any more pictures of food in this post? 😉
Hope these pictures made you feel like you were in Spain, too! Or, maybe they gave you some inspiration for tonight’s dinner. Let me know if you decide to make a Spanish-inspired meal after seeing these! 🙂
Okay, after all of those pictures, I think it’s time that the Madrid recap comes to a close. Although the Tapas Tour photos are still to come, it’s time to say “adios” for now 🙂
Questions for you:
Have you had Spanish food before? (Either in Spain, or at a Spanish restaurant somewhere)
What’s your favorite type of food? (Spanish, German, Italian, Mexican, American…)
25 thoughts on “Spain Part 1: Madrid”
Great photos — love Madrid and I’m drooling over all your food photos, esp. the paella 🙂
thanks! 🙂 it was great! if only i lived a little closer to Spain…
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Those churros look delicious!
they were SO light and perfect. so different than ones i’ve had in the US! 🙂
Looks like you had an awesome time in Madrid! I love tapas- a tapas tour sounds awesome!
it was so fun! i definitely recommend it if you go there! i went with adventurous appetites- the guide was great!
Oh gosh you’re making me miss Mardrid so much! I loved it there! Especially the wine and tapas! When I got back to the US, I made toasts with cheese and jam all the time because that’s a common tapa there and I had fallen in love with it.
haha i love it! 🙂 that sounds so good! i’ve been trying to get cheese wherever/whenever i can lately, but can’t find anything like the ones i had in Spain (but- i’m not going to give up on trying more cheeses 😉
Looks gorgeous! Im going to belgium to intern at the EU parliament in January. That paella looks amazing!
thats such a cool internship! 🙂 have a great trip!! my mom and i met a family from brussels while in seville, and it sounds like a beautiful place!
Wow — the chocolate & churros would be my top pick!! Spain looks so fun!
it was definitely a fun and different place to visit! i think it’s a good and bad thing that those churros are so many thousands of miles away haha 🙂
I have had Spanish food, I was born there. Where my parents live in Ohio is a wonderful Spanish restaurant. I am a die hard fan of the Spanish tortilla. It’s heaven! I think my favorite type of food is Italian, though. I lived there as a toddler.
seriously Spanish tortillas are SO good! i’ve been craving one since i’ve come home. i’m right with you there with Italian food- so so good. sounds like you’ve been/lived all around the world. that’s awesome! 🙂
Ehh…left Europe when I was 3, haven’t been back. 🙂
Your pictures are wonderful! Looks like a great trip, I neeeed to schedule a trip to Europe! I love all types of food… Mexican, Thai, Italian, Indian, I don’t discriminate 😉
PS I love squats!
right?! whenever i see pictures, i always want to go travel. hahah i’m the same way about food! i feel like i could eat italian food every day, but i pretty much love every type of food. and i loveeee trying new types of food.
you’re a champ for loving them!! i was sore for two days after doing the workout! haha but i love the challenge of them- i think slowly but surely i’m going to fall in love too
Omg!!! All that food looks amazing! So jealous! Hope your having a blast. I’m not really a fan of any certain food. I love all food as long as it’s not spicy! lol 🙂
it was such a fun trip! gotta love vacations! 🙂 you’d love Spanish food then- they don’t like spicy food (which surprised me because i was expecting the opposite!)
I love Spanish food since I am Puertorican but I wonder how SPAIN spanish food taste in comparrison! Mexican food I think is probably the spicy of the Spanish group…then again I don’t know lol
exactly! mexican is spicy, but spanish isn’t! at first my mom and i were like “where’s the spice?” hahah!
haha that’s hilarious 🙂 Find more sweets! So I know where to go in the future lol
hahah sounds good! i got your back 😉
I miss Madrid so much! Its my favorite European city.