Category Spain

Madrid after work

A long day of meetings is not so bad when your Spanish colleagues take you out afterwards for drinks on the rooftops . . .  . . . followed by an incredible dinner of sautéed mushrooms, heirloom tomatoes, steak, and melted cheese (all for only 20 euros!) at an old-school madrileno bar. I may however […]

Salmon at midnight in Madrid

When one misses one’s flight and gets in to Madrid too late for a proper dinner, one makes do with smoked salmon and sparkling water.   Life could definitely be harder.

Adios, Madrid — hello, London

Today was a travel day, but full of a somewhat unusual luxury:  time.  My flight wasn’t until mid-afternoon, but Madrid on Sunday is sleepy and I had work I needed to catch up on anyway.  So I slept a little later than normal, went for another long morning run, and then headed to the airport […]

Best thing I ate?

It’s a toss-up between the chocolate and churros from Chocolateria San Gines that I had for breakfast . . . . . . and the ceviche I had for lunch with sea bass, fresh strawberries, mint, sweet potato, and puffed Peruvian corn . . .  . . . followed by grilled octopus with avocado, tomatoes […]

And of course some serious culture, too

When I needed a break from the heat, I left the gardens behind and sought refuge in some of Madrid’s art museums. They’re fully air conditioned, have lovely cafes, and some of the best art in the world.  I started with the Prado, which is truly one of the top museums in the world. I […]

Gardens in Madrid!

It’s 100 degrees, sunny, and dry as a bone here — this, my friends, is what summer feels like and I love love it so much! I just couldn’t spend the day indoors, do I went in search of Madrid’s gardens. I’ve already posted about the lovely formal gardens I found while running through the […]

Streets of Madrid

I did a lot of wandering today. Couldn’t get enough of beautiful city.