If you had one day in Madrid what would you do?
Well, if you’re me or Taylor, you eat… and that is exactly what we did!We took the subway into the city to see the traditional tourist attractions like the famous Plaza Mayor where bull fights and executions were commonly held. There were some interesting entertainers and mimes there, along with a group of drunken Irish football fans… classic.
Our highlight in the Plaza was by far our bocadillo con calamares though. (Yes you spanish speakers, a fried calamari sandwich!) Our lovely host in Barcelona told us not to miss out on this classic, and strictly local, favorite.
Luckily, my pescetarian diet kept me away from most of the foods inside this market but heaven forbid, not the sweets! We ate soft serve yogurt with berries from la Yogurteria… A Bailey’s Irish Cream Cake… And then had homemade mm’Patatas and sangria from the Sherry Corner…
So… if anyone needs tips on traveling in Madrid I’m not the person to ask, however if you need advice on where to eat, I’m your gal! And if you somehow end up with leftovers, as we did, there are plenty of gypsies waiting outside the market to take them off you hands. Taylor though, my wonderful friend that she is, gave our leftovers to a man who genuinely looked hungry and was ecstatic to receive them.