A Quick Trip to Madrid

A small plaza in the middle of Parque de Buen Retiro

This last weekend I popped over to visit my aunt and uncle that live in Madrid! It was an incredible trip that consisted of many portions of huevos rotos, a “thanksgiving” dinner, and some rusty Spanish! Some of the fun differences between Copenhagen and Madrid:

  • Hills! As soon as we exited the airport we wove through some “hills” and I immediately got excited, as that is something that I’ve definitely been missing from home! Copenhagen is extremely flat.
  • The local language is NOT English. I know, I know, this is rather obvious. But, it’s jarring to go from one city where the baristas understand and respond in English, to Spain, where they will only take your order in Spanish.
  • Madrid has significantly more people. The population difference between Copenhagen and Madrid is almost 6 million people, so when we attempted to navigate the metro station, we were overwhelmed by the number of people pouring out.

One of the highlights from my trip was wandering through the Parque de Buen Retiro, a huge park with a number of small buildings and other public areas built in to rest. Here are some photos!

The Rose Garden
The Lake
The Crystal Palace

One of my favorite ways to explore cities is simply to wander down streets, so here are some photos of my favorite buildings I saw.

My uncle took us out to experience the night life, and specifically the world of tapas.

The Cathedral at Night
A successful night on the town!

Thanks Uncle Mike and Auntie Raquel for hosting me! Hasta luego y te amo! Muchos besos!

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