Spain: Madrid

P.S. We’re in Madrid right now, will be until Thursday, the same story, Mark’s here for work and I’ll be off to explore (Le Prado and the Botanical Gardens are on the list).

This is one busy city. It’s 1 am and we just got in from people watching and nibbling on a large plate of cured ham and crusty bread, sitting outside at a street side restaurant. We were just off of the “Plaza Mayor” and there was an unending stream of people, mobs of them really. We wandered around the city for awhile, stopped to listen to string quartet playing in the street… the night is still young as we head back to our hotel. Interesting thing to note, we’re seeing that restaurants don’t open to serve dinner until 9 pm, the evening meal is taken around 10 pm.