50 Things I’ll Miss About Madrid

Why I ♥ Madrid..

Why I ♥ Madrid..

  1. Padding in Retiro.
  2. Walking down Gran Via when it’s not busy.
  3. Seeing the sunset from Templo de Debod.
  4. Taking photos at Circulo de Bella Artes.
  5. Eating chocolate con churros at Chocolateria de San Gińes.
  6. Seeing Madrid from the Teleférico (Cable Car).
  7. Trying tapas at Mercado de San Miguel.
  8. Eating Patatas Bravas at Las Bravas.
  9. Sitting at the fountains in Sol.
  10. Having lunch at Tacoway.
  11. Admiring Palacio Real de Madrid.
  12. Kapital.
  13. Sitting on the coach bench at Santiago Bernabeau.
  14. Cheering on my favourite football team in Dubliners/O’Neils.
  15. Finding hipster cafês in Malasaña.
  16. Enjoying €1 sandwiches outside Cien Montaditos.
  17. Grabbing coffee at Las Magaritas Renfe station before rushing to university.
  18. Walking through Jardin Sabitini and always regretting it after walking down the never-ending steps.
  19. Haggling at the Rastro market on a Sunday morning.
  20. Getting an Indian dinner at Lavapies.
  21. Buying unique coffees and teas at El Jardin Secreto.
  22. Watching films with Spanish subtitles at Cine Princesa.
  23. Gino’s 2×1 Italian dinners on a Sunday.
  24. Going shopping and leaving my phone to charge in Lefties safety ‘charge box’.
  25. Seeing the four towers from Chamartin station.
  26. Sitting with the local Atlético fans and cheering on Torres/El Nińo at Vicente Caldéron.
  27. Dancing to bachata with friends.
  28. Indulging in the amazing dessert and fresh juice selection at Mimi’s Creperia.
  29. Waiting for friends at the Bear in Sol.
  30. Taking a break at Palacio de Cristal.
  31. Eating the best noodles EVER at Wok to Walk.
  32. Disco bowling in Chamartin.
  33. Strolling through El Capricho Park.
  34. Free tapas.
  35. Visiting museums.
  36. Getting the metro everywhere.
  37. Avoiding the promoters in Sol.
  38. Relaxing at one of the many rooftop bars.
  39. Attempting to cross roads without getting run over.
  40. Saying ‘Hola!’ to my porter but never starting a proper conversation.
  41. The fruit & veg market next-door and the till guy who always gives me free fruit.
  42. Palazzo turron gelato.
  43. Lounging on the benches at Plaza de España.
  44. ‘Dos besos’ – kissing everyone you meet on each cheek.
  45. Getting free olives and nuts with drinks.
  46. The funny sounds at the traffic lights.
  47. Shopping at Principe Pio.
  48. Virgin piña coladas.
  49. Hearing Bailando at least one a day.
  50. 33°C sunshine during the day and warm evenings.

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