09 March 2012

S U N D A Y   I N   M A D R I D

I had to take a couple days of hiatus from blogging so that I could settle in here at La Serranía. If you are following my twitter and/or instagram then you may have a small idea of what life is like here on Mallorca - but I promise I have much more to share from this gorgeous corner of the world. First though, I'll finish up with Madrid, then I'll move along!

 What a darling little sister I have!

Our long and busy Saturday brought a Sunday that welcomed a bit more rest and slightly less boisterous activity. Ashley and I intended to rise early, but simply couldn't drag our lazy bones out of bed. So at some point in the afternoon when we finally were able to put ourselves together, we walked just down the street to have some coffee at Elena and María's (they amazingly live literally only five minutes from where we were staying - so perfect!). We then wandered to the Mercado de San Miguel - an indoor market full of every kind of tasty thing you can imagine. While indulging in the best frozen yogurt I've ever had, I spotted two young boys enjoying what looked like a very thick hot chocolate which they were dipping churros (sans the cinnamon and sugar - probably the Mexican version that I'm used to seeing) into.

After witnessing that, I had my heart set on trying it - so we took a walk about Plaza Mayor (I was very amused by the people dressed in flashy goat costumes that were all around the square), allowed our food to digest and then went straight for the most well known churro and drinking chocolate shop in Madrid. I can't remember what this place was called, but that's probably because I sunk too deeply into a rich chocolatey and crispy churro bliss to retain the name. Why don't we have this delicacy in the States?!

A near success at capturing my reflection in the mirror - an attempt to prove that I am in fact present for all of these adventures!

Ashley and I parted ways with our pals at this point and tried to see the Chagall exhibit at the Thyssen, but it was sold out. So instead we strolled through Jardines del Museo del Prado (the gardens outside of the Pardo Museum) and then went home for a much needed nap. That evening we met up with the girls again and went to a show which, although I did not particularly enjoy the music (sorry ladies!), I appreciated the experience (and also the free wifi... I confess; I spent most of the show texting, instagramming and emailing from my iPod). Whoops.

Next: Monday in Madrid followed by Palma de Mallorca!


  1. you gotta catch up so we can all experience your travels closer to real time! xo

  2. It's so fun traveling with you via your blog.  I loved seeing the pictures of the plaza and the drinking chocolate and churro.  David, Katie and I were in the same spots a couple of years ago and loved it. The drinking chocolate is heavenly!  We also stayed in a lovely little resort near Seville.  It was beautiful and the gardener looked like Jesus.  Have a great time!

  3. I know!! I'm trying! Almost there. ;)

  4. I'm so happy to hear you're reading. :) You ought to figure out how to recreate the churros and drinking chocolate. If anyone can do it, you can!

  5. I love these posts! I just returned from traveling around Europe, and Madrid was the last city I visited. I loved it so much! The churros place is called Chocolateria San Ginés. I hope you enjoy the rest of your time in Spain! I need to finish catching up with your blog.

  6. Ah, thank you for that reminder! I think I was so excited about the churros that I never even paused to ask where I was.