Madrid Day 5: Day Trip to Avila

Day Trip to Avila   Our last full day in Madrid also our last day trip, we went to the walled city of Avila! We picked Avila because of its beautiful medieval walls and not just seeing it but also walking on it! Avila is not as popular or well-known as Toledo or Segovia so…

Madrid Day 4: Day Trip to Toledo

Day Trip to Toledo After Segovia, I really enjoyed taking day trips to near-by cities and towns from Madrid so I was looking forward to our 2nd day trip: Toledo. We took the early train at 7:50 am from Atocha (trains to Toledo are leaving on the lower level of the train station) arrived at…

Madrid Day 3: Day Trip to Segovia

Day Trip to Segovia When I was planning our Spain trip, I have read many great suggestions on day trips from Madrid so it was hard to decide which ones to visit with limited amount of time. I kept adding days and finally made our trip a 3 weeks trip, yea used up all the…

Madrid Day 2: Around the City

Madrid Day 2: Around the city Sunday in Madrid wasn’t as bad as in Seville, I mean in terms of finding things to do and see (all the shops closed at Seville on Sundays). It was as busy as regular weekdays. We had the full day to see all the major sights and it wasn’t…

Madrid Day 1: Retiro Park

Madrid Day 1: Retiro Park Last major city of our trip: Madrid where we’ll be based to make three day trips to the nearby towns/cities.  We arrived Madrid from Barcelona via train at 11:10 am. It was hot hot hot in Madrid but it was dry heat so not as bad as I thought!  We…

Barcelona Day 4: My First Football Game

Barcelona Day 4: My First Soccer Game! Our last full day in Barcelona, we didn’t have much plan for sightseeing (I was still recovering from the incident) and also the Joan Gamper Trophy soccer match tonight at Camp Nou. Hubby took out the tourist map and looked at which places we could go. He decided to…

Barcelona Day 3: All Around Gaudi

Barcelona Day 3: Park Güell, Casa Batlló and Casa Milà We tried to get as much sleep as we could since we need to get up early to get to Park Guell before the crowd…we tried but didn’t work well after the incident. I guess that’s called post traumatic stress disorder; it’ll take us time to recover.…