Oh Madrid

 

Spain!! This was the first trip I went on after I moved to London for University. Overall this was a decent trip. Don’t get me wrong…. the city is BEAUTIFUL, the people were hospitable and the food was delicious. So I should say that this trip was great while I was there. (more…)

Day-tripping: Segovia, Spain

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Segovia, Spain – a World Heritage Site – is located in the region of Castile and León and is home to the Aqueduct of Segovia and Segovia Cathedral.  Just a short train ride north-west of Madrid, (€20 round trip on the high speed train from Chamartin Station) this quaint little city on the other side of the Guadarrama Mountains makes for the perfect day-trip destination. (more…)

Day-tripping: Toledo, Spain

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The picturesque city of Toledo is just a 30 minute train ride outside of Madrid and well worth a visit.  It may sound cheesy but I would highly recommend hopping on the Toledo City Tour bus that waits for passengers outside of the train station.  Although the station is a quick fifteen/twenty minute walk from the city center the tour (€9 to get into the center) crosses the river and circles around the city before heading into the center.  From the surrounding hills passengers are offered great views of the entire city.  A great photo-op and the audio provided on the bus is a great introduction to the Toledo’s history and some of the key buildings you may want to visit. (more…)

Madrid Holi Run 2013

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On October 19th I was lucky enough to join about 10,000 people in Madrid’s first ever Holi Run.  The Holi Run is similar to the Color Run in the States and Canada if you have ever participated in one of those races.  This was my first experience with a race like this and it definitely won’t be my last!  The race was held outside of the city and the sheer volume of people walking towards the starting line was very impressive, not to mention some of the awesome costumes people had decided to dress up in. (more…)