Day 5 in Madrid – Friday Night! Party time!

After our day at the museum, we squeezed in a bit of shopping to help top up Kevin's wardrobe. Then we headed off to meet up with Zoya. We met up at her apartment where we enjoyed wine in the sunshine of her back patio. It had finally stopped raining! On the way to dinner,…

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Day 5 in Madrid – National Archaeological Museum of Spain!

Thursday night got a bit crazy, so Friday was a late start. We woke up late to a rainy day and also realized we'd left one of our host's umbrellas at the bar the previous night. Oops! Anyways, sharing the one remaining umbrella we headed out to grab some breakfast before, obviously, going to a…

Day 4 in Madrid – Dinner & Drinks!

Included in Zoya's guide to Madrid was this line: Sala Despiece - this place is a MUST. get there early (like 20 mins before it opens) cause the place gets packed. Easily the most interesting take on Spanish tapas. The carpaccio will take you to heaven and back After hours and hours in museums, we…

Day 4 in Madrid: A Full Day of Museums

When we woke up on Thursday, I knew we had to allocate much of the day to visiting museums, and we were particularly interested in visiting the Reina Sofia museum, aka the home of Picasso's Guernica. I'd learned my lesson about waiting in line earlier in the week, and bought our tickets online ahead of…

Day 3 in Madrid – The History of Madrid Museum

When we were first walking around Madrid, we came across a museum about the city's history. We were pretty excited because Kevin had looked online and not been able to find one. Naturally, 20 minutes into exploring the city and we found it! We marked down the location and aimed to check it out later…

Day 2 in Madrid: Museo del Prado and beyond!

Day 2 was our first full day in the city, and we tackled it with all the enthusiasm we could muster, which perhaps was a bit too much. We started the day off with an early morning run through Retiro Park. As we were planning our trip, multiple people had told us to pack our running gear…