Madrid was my very first real life glimpse of Europe I ever got, and for that reason (and many more!) this city will always hold a spot in my heart.
We had flown to Madrid from Seoul, South Korea. After getting slightly lost in the airport (a corridor led us to a staircase… with a wall at the bottom and nowhere to go…) we caught the metro into the city. The trip itself took all of about 15 minutes, but one thing I hate about metros and subways is how they are underground so you can’t take in all the scenery while your travelling. I was just so ready after years of waiting to travel Europe to get out and explore the place I had only ever dreamed of being!
Those steps out of the metro station did not disappoint… The moment I walked out on to Gran Via I was in total awe. The buildings were more spectacular than I had imagined. To be honest I didn’t really have many expectations for Madrid, it was just the cheapest city for me to fly into with my itinerary. But I am so glad I got to see the city- so rich in history, good shopping, amazing food…
Here are a few pics of my quick visit!