What started out as a trip do some paperwork turned out to be a great surprise. I went to Madrid with little to no expectations; and what I found was a bustling city against a backdrop of historic architecture, the most hospitable people with genuine passion for their country and delicious food in every corner. While I was only there for what feels like a heartbeat, (we were literally counting down minutes at the Museo del Prado - which I also recommend) it proved to be an amazing place with small pockets of escape. Here's to kicking off what is hopefully a series of Spain posts. I hope you enjoy them!