Madrid was a weekend of small pleasures. Of leisurely waking up over coffee, of snapping photos in the rain, of eating every local specialty I could get my hands on.
While I already wrote about my Madrid experience via Instagram, I wanted to share my SLR shots. I also wanted to tell you about our Madrid Food Tour with Lauren from Spanish Sabores, because um, holy deliciousness. While I love Spanish food and have lived with two Spanish host families (in Granada and Mallorca), there were still a few Spanish specialties I hadn't tried.
New favorites? Campo real olives and bacalao. How I dream of that crispy, salty, flavor-dense fish…
Along with fantastic food, it was a weekend of great company. I'm not sure I've ever laughed so much in one weekend, and crashing with Amanda, Julika and Jessica in our travel-themed Go With Oh apartment was one for the books. Or, for the blog, rather.
Without further ado!
Classic Spanish clothes in the Plaza Mayor…
Faux angulas, or baby eels, in the Mercado de San Miguel, our first stop on the Madrid Food Tour…
Other patrons of the Mercado de San Miguel, enjoying the tapear or tapas crawl.
Pimientos de padrón, fried green peppers.
Tasty stuffed mushroom caps.
My favorite eat of the whole trip, fried bacalao, at Casa Revuelta.