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Ah, Madrid. The food-obsessed, neo-baroque, oh-so-español Spanish capital that always makes me want to uproot my life and speak nothing but Spanish and eat nothing but pata negra for the rest of my days.

While Madrid will never be my favorite Spanish city (I’m more of a Sevilla kind of girl), I loved my fourth visit to Madrid this spring, despite the uncharacteristically drizzly weather.

Which naturally, had quite a bit to do with my roommates: the lovely Julika of Sateless Suitcase, Amanda of Farsickness and Jessica of Curiosity Travels. All of whom are my new favorite people. And of course, our super cute, travel-theme apartment provided by Go With Oh also played a part in making our long weekend away even more wonderful.

Here are some insta-shots of what made our Madrid weekend so special. image Our tree-lined residential street…

image_2 Our first night as a group! With cocktails in hand, naturally…

Processed with VSCOcam with g3 preset Blessedly our neighborhood even had a jamón ibérico shop… my favorite food EVER)

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image_8 The one site we saw… hey, this was my fourth visit to Madrid, remember?

image_9   Croquetas with beer. Heaven. 

Processed with VSCOcam with m5 preset A night out at Kapital, a seven-story nightclub. We clean up nice, huh? And yes, that’s free champagne.

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset Churros con chocolate for lunch… When in Madrid?

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The best hangover cure in the world. For serious. 

So there you have it! My favorite shots from Madrid. Which is your favorite? Flying from London to Madrid like yours truly? Use www.gatwickparking.com!

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Ashley Fleckenstein

Ashley is an American travel blogger and freelance writer who moved to Paris at 21, traveled the world for a year and now lives in Denver. She's usually in pursuit of skiing, languages and perfectly ripe cheese. Her writing has been featured in National Geographic, Viator and Jetstar Australia.
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