It takes solely two minutes to fall in love with a metropolis.


And then you definately begin to surprise: why wasn’t this metropolis on my checklist? Large mistake. Madrid was an exquisite shock. It is a metropolis so vigorous, so full of colours, sounds, flavors, daylight, with numerous squares, small streets, imposing buildings, museums, monuments, parks, and church buildings.

Madrid is named “the Queen of Spain,” and certainly she is!


On this article, I’m not going to make lengthy “to-do” or “must-see” lists. You possibly can simply discover these on the internet. I’ve solely ready a retro Polaroid wanderlust for you.    


Like a real hopper, I grabbed a map, I hopped on a crimson bus and started my my very own Madrilenian Wanderlust. I felt like a neighborhood, like a Madrileña.




My first HOP ON was at Plaza de España, and my first HOP OFF on the Royal Palace, which is a tremendous, imposing, baroque palace. Then, HOP ON once more and OFF at Plaza Mayor for an ice cream, along with Spider Man (in case you’ve been there, this man).  



I walked for nearly three hours within the outdated metropolis; I explored the small alleys of Malasaña, and ended up shopping for pink and yellow espadrilles. Simply throughout the road, I discovered Gran Through, and from there I walked all the way down to Plaza del Sol, probably the most well-known sq. within the metropolis. No have to say how a lot I loved Vivaldi’s The 4 Seasons, carried out dwell by gipsy bands.

It was time for my subsequent HOP ON although!   


I cherished shedding myself in that museum-city.

Did not know what could be greatest to see first, however to be sincere, I did not actually care. I cherished that HOP ON-HOP OFF bus, as a result of wandering within the metropolis is a lot simpler with it.  So, let me let you know how excellent it’s to trip this bus: Its ticket value is low, the route is superb, with all must-see sights included, it is clear, it is comfy, it’s totally properly organized. This bus was made for you, for you’re a HOPPER, in spite of everything. 



The El Retiro park was undoubtedly my greatest HOP OFF. Whether or not you need to get pleasure from a protracted stroll within the park, or participate in any of the various actions accessible, whether or not you’re a romantic, and also you’d get pleasure from a mini boat journey, or you’re a yogi, THIS place can be your paradise. Seize a strawberry juice, and revel in moments like these in El Retiro




Final however not least: I had my Tapas and drunk my Mojitos. Within the area Chueca, I rested my legs, I gathered my items, I contemplated, as soon as once more, on how life could be with out journey, and with a mojito in a single hand I ready myself for the following day in Membership de Campo Villa for the superb horse using present.

Ultimate comment a couple of day well-lived: To journey is to dwell, and I really feel so fortunate I’m dwelling it.

Translation from Greek to English: Maria Coveou 

I even made some tasty new associates.


Do inform! Have you ever been to Madrid?

It was enchanting, wasn’t it?


Maria Kalymnou

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