ADIP: Madrid, Spain
A Day in Pictures
After three and a half months in Greater Asia, Madrid was familiar, welcoming – and a bit of a relief. It’s Europe. Like home, only different.
Our friend Gail turned us on to an absolute must in Madrid – churros and chocolate. I had lost twenty pounds in Asia (much needed) – I could see that wasn’t happening in Spain!
On the day we arrived the government announced that unemployment in Spain had reached 17% – but as we walked around Madrid, the city felt full of positive energy. The cafe culture was in full swing everywhere we roamed.
Also apparent: We were back in a Catholic country. Not since South America had we seen such ubiquitous religious iconography.
Not to mention the occasional fallen angel. I suppose even good girls stray from time to time.
After a day exploring Madrid, our only regret was the short amount of time we would be there.
Home was beckoning, and Spain was marked for a return visit.
Our pictures from Madrid are here.