One of my first lessons I learned in Madrid was to embrace a different food culture than my own. This included adopting a later lunch time (we usually ate between 3-5:00 pm) and eating tapas style for dinner by bar hopping and trying different tapas along the way, which is very different than my usual sit down for a main meal event.
I must admit, I am not the best with change, but I quickly grew fond of the lifestyle in Madrid. We slept in, went jogging around the city, ate tomato bread and drank delicious coffee for breakfast, we napped, went to late lunches, walked A LOT, treated ourselves with churros and dipping chocolate, lounged at a pool with incredible views of the city and thought about where we would get the best tapas for dinner. Not a bad way to spend your time. I mean, really, who can complain about getting a bucket of beer and manchego cheese mid-day?
We also celebrated my birthday a little early since we couldn’t be together on the actual day. Daniel surprised me with a special dinner at a rooftop restaurant. It wasn’t easy to leave Madrid, but we were headed to the north of Spain, which I was greatly looking forward to! Daniel will be writing the next post :)!