So lets start with Madrid, the first city in Spain. I'd like to share an anecdote before the pictures. Tapas were created in Madrid due to the low work output after lunches. Workers would drink and be too drunk to work efficiently. So a law was created that bars had to serve food with alcohol. Its no longer a law, but we went to a traditional tapas bar where we got plates of food for ordering a 5 euro stein of sangria. Anyone going to Madrid? Do this at El Tigre, its a lot of fun:
Plaza Mayor, a big open square where they used to do public killings, just down the road from the center of Madrid- Puerta del Sol.
Pictured below is a picture of some of the ornate decorations inside the cathedral. The churches were SO embellished and gorgeous in Spain and Portugal.
Ibiza was the second Spanish city we went to.
I didn't really know anything about Ibiza, except that the flight from Madrid was cheap. So we went off, only to discover that Ibiza is well known in England as a party island in the Mediterranean. During the day, we went swimming in the Mediterranean. But at night, it was Britain Gone Wild; which was entertaining, but in a slightly obnoxious way.
When we were leaving, we saw the city Ibiza (we were staying in San Antoni) and discovered that we stayed on the wrong side of the island. Ibiza was more cultural and San Antoni was more party.
On the way from Ibiza, we were taking the dreaded RyanAir. On the way to board the plane, a very rude RyanAir man made me check the size of my bag. I was able to punch it into the tiny shape, so I totally defeated RyanAir!!!! And the worker was obviously upset that I didn't have to pay to check the bag.
That's it for this post. I'll continue the travel posts soon!!!