"Sister Friend"... That's exactly what we are but in a more dramatic awesome kind of a way.
My sister and her friends were off for their tour across Europe for another pals birthday-fun, right? TOTALLY!! I couldn't join for all of the cities but was able to jump in for Madrid. It was my first time in Madrid... I had 48 hours to make the most out of... Espania! This whole time I was sure, 100% sure other then the few months during high season of Ibiza that it was Las Vegas that owned the party... Oh no my dear friends... I now understand WHY they have siestas!! Which I totally think we should have too!! I know! I know, I am a Mom and that's my first job above all but let's be honest every now and then I have to let it go and be me so we PARTIED! And the best time to be me is with my kid sister where we can be the young us again! =)
Holy Tapas! Everywhere! And amazing markets and not our kind of markets but full on food markets where you can have a great meal at such a friendly price with mind blowing quality & flavor! I loved Mercado de San Miguel... If you're ever there, GO!
I went to this restaurant called Ten Con Ten which is super trendy and one MUST make a reservation in advance! Most dinners in Madrid start at 10PM and that is the favored time of dinner... As the night gets darker the music gets louder... Don't be surprised to find your neighbors dancing on the dinner table.
Do have a cafe or have a walk around Plaza Mayor Square... Sit, relax, people watch and be entertained by the street performers.
And when in Madrid you must walk Retiro Park or bike it or pack a blanket & a good book or a picnic!!... My palace is located inside, ha, not really but it is called the Crystal Palace (Palacio de Cristal). GO THERE and take fun photos! =) Travel, always!!