Friday, April 13, 2012

And all the in-between - Madrid

I love how I managed to skip over ALL of the trip and just cut straight to the chase!  :D  Here's what happened and didn't get talked about till I had some TIME and FREE WIFI!

Madrid - gorgeous city, and I thought my favourite, until Barcelona.  This was a whole heap of firsts for me, a new country by myself, a new language, new currency, different foods, a new (but not) friend, a guided tour, and so many churches!

My favourite food experience of the whole trip was in Madrid, at Mercado San Miguel - an entire market that changed from your typical gourmet food providore arrangment, to a giant bar/restaurant with no tables and LOTS of different options!  We had octopus, Iberico ham from the famous black pigs, tiny rolls with gourmet sausages, enough sangria to float a boat, empanadas and OMG, such yummy chocolates!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

I'm still alive!

Spain is a land of very few free wifi spots, and way too many things to see and do in the places that actually do have free wifi!  :|

So, here we are in Barcelona, the final stop in the tour of this fantastic country.  Now is when I start to get teary...  I don't want to stop being on holidays, I don't want to go back to reality, I don't want to leave Barcelona!  We still have 3 days, though, and I'm planning to cram as much fun into them as absolutely possible. And boot shopping, lots and lots of boot shopping...