Madrid was awesome! I warmly recommend! Warm, good food, cool and vibrant city life, nice bars, party all night long, perfect gin tonics, and, and...
In a week we walked around the city with my cousin Ella all in all 90 km and took a beer here and there and everywhere.
We also met my local friends after 15 years and it was soooo great! Originally I met Emma and Fer back in 2000 when we all were working in London as summer workers in a hotel. It's amazing how fast time goes and in the end it seemed that no one of had changed so much. Except from the face of course. :D
Here in nutshell what we recommend: Spanish Bistro experience bar Palentino, hang out and eating in Malasaña, party in Chueca, vintage shopping in Calle del Pez in Malasaña, vino de verano in bar Coconut and menu del dia in any good restaurant (check out options in the Naked Madrid.)
But like always, I guess pictures tell it best.
The whole week was hot. At best +45 degrees!
Maaany beers. One here, there and everywhere.
Just a little swimming.
A lot of walking.
Interesting bar toilets (which I love).
We had strange problems with Spanish doors.
Our local guides Emma and Fer.
Rocking till early morning in Wurlitzer Ballroom!
Hearty food and cute cafés.
And of course second hand shopping!
(Check out vintage stores I visited in here.)