The first time I visited Madrid I have to admit I was a hopeless tourist. Having done minimal research before making the trip up from Seville, my study abroad buddies and I booked a cheap youth hostel and wandered aimlessly through the city hoping to see something interesting. … [Read more...]
I've called Madrid home since 2011 and love exploring its countless corners. Here you'll find my Madrid tips for restaurants, day trips, museums, parks, gardens, markets and more! I hope you'll love Madrid as much as I do.
Seeing flamenco in Spain is something many tourists debate-- but I'm here to tell you that I think it is an absolute must, especially in Madrid! … [Read more...]
The Plaza Mayor area of Madrid isn't exactly known for its varied cuisine and is home to its fair share of tourist traps. Surprisingly, it's also a great place for traditional Madrid foods (think fried calamari sandwiches and suckling pig). But if you want a sit down meal and a … [Read more...]
We're halfway through August here in Madrid and, luckily, it's been a much cooler month than we're used to. Today's high? Only 90°F/32°C. Sounds hot, but last year it was a whopping 98.6°F/37°C. While cooler temperatures certainly help the quality of life for those of us living … [Read more...]
I continue on my search for the best Thai restaurant in Madrid, and I'm happy to say that I might have found it! Tied with Pui's Thai Tapas for my favorite Thai food in the city, Maiia Thai wins points for being an excellent deal and having a bit more ambiance than tiny … [Read more...]