1.11.2019

688. Dinner at La Cabra & Last Day in Madrid

La Cabra Madrid
On our last evening in Madrid, we had dinner at La Cabra, a Michelin-starred restaurant by chef Javier Aranda. Unfortunately I was pretty sick those days and happened to lose my sense of smell/sense of taste that night. Needless to say, I didn't taste anything at all :( Unluckily this was the only meal during the entire trip I couldn't taste lol. My boyfriend had to describe all the tastes to me along the way. He said everything was really delicious. I still thoroughly enjoyed the experience though, and everything was so beautifully and uniquely presented. Each course came with a different set of utensils that perfectly matched with how to eat it.

My favourite presentation was the eggs dish. I thought the square stands they were on were just pieces of paper to prop them up. But they were edible. I think they were made of extremely thin slices of fried potatoes.

La Cabra Madrid
La Cabra Madrid
La Cabra Madrid

The following day, with a few hours to spare before going to the airport, we just walked around the city park and streets:

Madrid City Hall
Alcala Gate Madrid
El Retiro Park Madrid
El Retiro Park Madrid
Madrid architecture
Madrid Congress
Madrid buildings
Kenzo box bag
& I got a new Kenzo sweater!


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1.04.2019

687. Day Trip to Toledo

leftbanked despacito Toledo
On our second day in Madrid, we took a day trip to Toledo which is a historic fortified city/UNESCO heritage site about an hour away. First we had breakfast at a famous chocolate restaurant (Chocolateria Valor) which was conveniently located beside our hotel. Afterwards we headed to Toledo. We spent a few hours exploring the streets then walked up to the viewpoint that overlooked the entire city. It was a pretty exhausting walk but the view was well worth it.

PS - we actually arrived back in Toronto yesterday so I'm updating this now from home!

Chocolateria Valor
Madrid train station
Toledo
Toledo
Toledo streets
Toledo streets
Toledo
Toledo
view of Toledo
Toledo

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12.30.2018

686. Exploring Madrid

Madrid Christmas tree
I am a few days behind - we are currently in Amsterdam as I make this post. On Christmas Day, I suddenly became sick. Unfortunately now my boyfriend caught it too and is sleeping early, so I have some time to update this lol.

After my previous post, we left La Coruna on an overnight train to Madrid. The train ride was horrible for me thanks to my extreme coughing and difficulty to sleep. After what felt like the longest 11 hours of the trip so far, we arrived in Madrid bright and early in the morning.

We checked into our hotel, had breakfast then walked around the city for a few hours to explore the main sites. It was my first time in Madrid and I really loved it! I think I enjoyed it more than Barcelona. The city was really festive and there is a lot to explore. We only had two days here which wasn't nearly enough.

Here are some photos of the first day:

Madrid
Madrid
despacito
Mercado San Miguel
Mercado San Miguel
A really cool food market. Everything is gourmet and looked delicious. It was super busy though.


Royal Palace leftbanked despacito
Plaza Mayor Christmas
Plaza Mayor Christmas
Plaza Mayor Christmas
Madrid Christmas
Madrid Christmas
Madrid Christmas

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