Two days in hot Barcelona, and we headed to even hotter Madrid. The architecture is so absolutely incredible in Madrid. It’s so beautiful and I wish I could wander the streets and just shoot. Except that it was 105 degrees and I mostly just wanted to die. So, we wandered, we siesta’d, we drank cava and we took many cold showers!
Chris has always wanted to take a high speed train. It’s on his bucket list! So, even though it’s a lot more expensive, and even though it was kind of a pain to get the tickets, we took the train from Barcelona to Madrid. But, I will say it was so much easier than flying! You just walk on, sit, and then walk off! So much less painful than flying!
Hands down, my favorite thing about Madrid was the markets. There are so many of them, each one more fabulous than the last. We actually went to Mercado de San Anton twice. I loved El Brillante for the Bocadillo de Calamares… they were heavenly! And, taking our cue from Hemingway, Cerveceria Alemana for the coldest beer in town.
I feel like I would really love Madrid had we been even the tiniest bit comfortable… maybe we go back soon?
And thus ends our summer European adventure! Next up, Fall in Paris to run my first half marathon! I just started training and I’m pretty much dreading long-run-Thursdays!