Madrid: Food and more food!
Our time in Madrid was limited to only 2 days as we lost one day being stuck in Cancun in a 5 star resort. Once we arrived, we made our way to meet Juan, our fabulous couchsurfing host, who let us stay in his sweet centrally located apartment. Despite our jet-lag, we immediately headed to the downtown area to make the most of our time. It was really interesting to experience, as we had just come from a part of the world so heavily influenced by Spain. After having spent 5 months in Latin America, Madrid‘s buildings and architecture gave us a strong sense of familiarity.
Later, we met up with Juan and he gave us a walking tour, brought us to a local tapas joint, and then to a restaurant where we ate some of the best squid I’ve ever tasted. The next day we took a walking tour of the sites of Madrid, and met up with Juan once again for dinner at his place. We had mentioned to him that we were dying to try the famous ham we had heard so much about, and he put together a wonderful meal of delicious aged ham, manchego cheese, and other local specialties — a dinner that will not soon be forgotten. The next morning, we had time to walk around a little bit more and indulge in some last minute tapas. I may have even indulged in some delicious wine and cheese at 10:00 AM before it was time to head back to the airport.
Photos of Madrid:
Next stop: Paris…