Sunday, February 23, 2014

hola from madrid!

hola from españa! 
you might have noticed it's been a 
little quiet here on the blog, because
we've been soaking up our europe
trip and having the best time. i can't
wait to share highlights from all 4 cities!
i had time on our last flight to organize 
a few madrid pictures, so here they are!
many more to come. happy sunday! 
madrid is beautiful, classy, and traditional.
the people are well-dressed, so polite, and 
the feel is very classic. the buildings are 
gorgeous and the wide streets reminded me 
of paris, but with a spanish flair. we loved
exploring this capital city of spain! 
i can't believe how different madrid is from other
parts of spain. the style of spanish here is so
beautiful, especially the accents...watching
chase speak with the locals killed me!
parque del retiro, madrid's {gorgeous} main park. 
we strolled & explored the pond, the paths, and 
the crystal palace here ..... all were amazing!
^^ crystal palace
^^ the prado museum is a must visit if you have time!
^^ the royal palace {palacio real de madrid} is
truly breathtaking. i'm a sucker for gorgeous, white,
royal palaces...because who isn't? i'll move in today!
^^ our incredible hotel. highlight of madrid!
we didn't get to stay here as long as we had
planned due to some flight delays leaving the US, 
but we soaked up all the charm, luxury, and 
views of hotel atlantico right on gran via.
^^ views from the roof of our hotel.
thank you to eva for the tour and for 
letting us come and feature hotel atlantico!
we rented a scooter from moto & go and 
it helped us see so much more + feel local!
it is right next to the prado and parque del retiro,
so it was a great spot to begin from.
^^ plaza mayor is just down from the mercado de
san miguel, and it's amazing..very worth a stop
to walk around and continue down to puerto del sol
which is the very heart of madrid -- so many people!
madrid, you were amazing.
one more post from madrid on the way, 
and we have a full-on guide coming soon!
xo

18 comments:

  1. Beautiful! hope u could also visit Barcelona, otherwise u have an excuse to visit again Spain.
    Regards.

    www.agirlinafrica.com

    Diana

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    1. yes we are just leaving barcelona, we've absolutely LOVED it and i can't wait to post about it! Xo

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  2. oh this looks so wonderful! I would love to visit Spain one day!

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  3. It seems you had a nice time sweetie! Nice pics!

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  4. Gorgeous! Can't wait to see more pictures from the trip.

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  5. I loved Madrid! I thought it was so clean and organized. I also loved the Prado! It was an incredible experiences. I didn't love Barcelona, but we had lots of bad experiences when we were there. Hope you had a better time there than we did. I did love the Gaudi stuff though!

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    1. yes so clean as well!
      ahh i'm sorry you had a negative experience in barcelona, we loved it but it is a LOT different so i can see how it could get crazy! hopefully the gaudi redeemed it for you :) xo

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  6. soo happy to see these pictures. i haven't been to madrid since 2010 & there's a BIG chance we are moving there come november, so i'm happy to get reacquainted through pictures :) looks so fun & makes me really excited about possibly moving there!

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    1. wow! moving there for what? it is an amazing place!

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  7. This is incredible. Definitely on my top 10 places to go! I need to chat with you about how you pick where to go. I feel like we are just so overwhelmed by the possibilities that we can't choose where to start. I guess you just have to pick somewhere and go!

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  8. wow! moving there for what? it is an amazing place!

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  9. I want to visit Madrid, it looks amazing!

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  10. Oh my gosh - the photos are stunning!! Looks like you are living it - as you should!! Enjoy the rest of your trip!

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  11. Love it! It looks like you guys had an amazing time :) Can't wait to go in May!

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  12. I had heard that about Madrid - how different it was from the rest of Spain. I'm glad you guys had such a great time! I can't wait until we make it to Spain!

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  13. Beautiful pictures! So much fun to rent a scooter, what a great idea!

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  14. Oh how wonderful! Madrid is one of my favorite cities, I was planning on moving there before I met my French husband ;)
    Looks like you two had a blast!

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  15. Madrid is really a beautiful for traveling. There are many classical things which one can used to enjoy. I have traveled there three year ago with my sister and bother and have lot of fun with together. And wish to travel in this year also with my office friends and going to book my ticket from http://www.nanakflights.com/flights-to-madrid.asp because one of my friend recommend me this site for cheap flight tickets.

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