This week’s Worldly Wednesday takes us to Madrid! Madrid was one of my favorite cities that I visited and I had such a great time there with friends. Continuing my trend of recapping the trip by photos…
Football: We decided last minute to attend an Atlético football match and had a fantastic time. We had nosebleed seats but felt the energy of the game surrounded by many enthusiastic fans. I also scored a children’s jersey on sale as a souvenir from the game. It was a nice warm day as well so it was great being able to enjoy the sunshine and the game.
Retiro Park: I’m seen here attempting to row the boat on the pond at Retiro Park. We only had about half an hour out on the pond as we had to switch AirBnBs and were short on time. But, it was so relaxing and was something less touristy that made us feel immersed in daily Spanish life. We had sangria and sandwiches before going out on the pond and again just enjoyed the beautiful weather.
Royal Palace/other touristy sites: We did not go into the Royal Palace but did take photos outside. We also hit up the traditional touristy sites such as the Prado Museum and Plaza Mayor.
Madrid was our first trip away from England and so we weren’t sure what to expect but things went very smoothly and our adventures for the semester were off to a fantastic start.