Madrid

Madrid, Day Three

Madrid, Day Three

I joined a tapas tour the previous night that had a dozen other hungry and energetic tourists ready to sample the best of Spain. We visited four different locations on our tour and sampled amazing foods like Iberico ham, blood sausage, and grilled shrimp in garlic sauce. At our final…

My Favorite European Eateries in the World

My Favorite European Eateries in the World

I’ve had my fair share of great food around the world but this article lists my favorite European eateries so far. My Favorite European Eateries London London has become a gastronomy mecca, thanks to its increasing and diverse population. None of this is more prevalent than at the variety of cuisines…

Elegant and Awed in Madrid, Spain

Elegant and Awed in Madrid, Spain

Why I went here? To put it simply, I have never been and it is my goal to go to as many new places as possible. Madrid seemed like a suitable option. American Airlines flies directly to Madrid, Spanish cuisine suits my taste buds and the language isn’t that foreign to me (lots of Filipino words are Spanish). …

Spain Travels

Spain Travels

Where did I Go? Avila, Barcelona, Madrid, Segovia, and Montserrat, Spain When I Went:  May 19 to May 27, 2010 Was that the Best Time of Year to Go?  Yes.  Europe is best in spring and Spain is no exception. Why I Went There:  My ancestors are from Spain, therefore it…

Madrid, Day Two

Madrid, Day Two

My second day in Madrid was another beautiful one.  The weather was perfect and I had a full day of sightseeing on the agenda.  However, I had to take care of one tiny blunder—a hostel transfer.  Due to my unexpected earlier departure (the life of a non-rever), I had to…

Madrid, Day One

Madrid, Day One

Spring 2010 was my first time in Spain.  The country in itself was interesting to me because of the history it shared with the Philippines.  It was also somewhat of a homecoming because I knew that my ancestors were mostly Spanish. Madrid—the vibrant capital of Spain, is ideally located in…