Spain

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…

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…