Spain’s the reason why I went to Paris three weeks before this trip—Schengen visa thing whatevs.. This is so far my longest out-of-town vacation—9 days to say! :) And I was kind of excited to visit this country; strange, but one of the reasons (and primarily?) would be the country’s language—which is close to my dialect, Chabacano!
Anyway, OUR (yes, I wasn’t alone during this trip! =p) first stop was Madrid—Spain’s capital and largest city!
We basically spent 2 days walking around Madrid’s streets, taking photos of famous buildings, plaza, fountains, visiting museums and trying out their local food while watching the flamenco dancers.
Undeniably, ’twas so tiring to see the tourist spots in Madrid by foot! :D And not to forget, it was SUPER summer during August, it felt like walking along the Manila streets—felt like home! haha! But what compensated all our exhaustion was the Spanish cuisine— Spain is such a pecfect place to satisfy one’s gastronomic cravings! And the flamenco dancers entertaining during dinner were a plus. :)
Madrid’s all that (I think), so when we ran out of places to see, we went to the province of Segovia on the 3rd day via train and bus… It’s a much cooler place than Madrid! :)
We met new Filipino friends (Ate Malou and Kuya Joseph) when we got down from the bus in Segovia; had lunch with them, did the tour around the narrow streets of Segovia and climbed the castle with them, and uhmm shared random stories (over coffee and some pastries) with them… And by random I mean sharing our POVs on love, facebook, travels and blah blah…
The trip to Madrid and Segovia, although exhausting, was fun! And it’s always a nice feeling to meet new people while traveling—it widens my understanding of how life is while on the road! :)
PS: We initially planned to go to a gay bar when we’re back in Madrid after Segovia, but we let go of the chance haha! ‘cause we were too exhausted and we needed sleep for an early trip to another city—Valencia! (on my next post!)
Date of Trip: 24-26 August 2013
Accommodation: Hostal Casa Bueno Calle Fuencarral,
10, 4º D, 28004, Madrid, Spain, +34 915 22 89 83 Metro Gran Via
Click 3-Day Itinerary in Madrid and Segovia by Iris M_Aug2013 for the 3-day itinerary in Madrid and Spain
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Yes! Finally something about vragen.