Madrid is a perfect place to spend a city break. I went there on Friday afternoon and got back on Sunday evening. We got some cheap tickets and rented a small flat in the city center – we got everywhere we wanted to on foot.
Here are some nice spots and activities I would strongly recommend 🙂
1. For art lovers – Del Prado and Reina Sofia Museums
I liked the Reina Sofia Museum – lots of paintings by Salvador Dali and Picasso – including famous “The great masturbator” by Dali. There is also really cool gift shop – I got a mug and bookmark with the painting – you can also check what they have online – Reina Sofia gift shop.
When it comes to Del Prado – it is huge. Prepare to choose artists or art works you want to see. Unless you have the whole day. I didn’t. Good news is that there is a free admission from Monday to Saturday 6 pm – 8 pm and Sundays and holidays 5 pm – 7 pm. There is a line but don’t worry it goes super fast.
2. Chill out in Retiro Park
The park is a complex of gardens, fountains and buildings located at the edge of the city center. There is an artificial pond where people can rents kayaks and canoes.
Inside the park there is a beautiful palace called The Crystal Palace.
3. Walk around
As we stayed in the city center we just wandered around. Without the travel guide. We saw so many murals and other street art. Spanish people are very creative when it comes to decorating buildings.
4. Eat classic Spanish breakfast
Order coffee with milk – café con leche and bread with crushed tomatoes and olive oli – tostada con tomate y aceite.
When I got back from my holidays – about two months ago – I was so unhappy. I really thought I hate my work and I have to do something about it. My contract was valid for 3 more months and I thought – oh well let it finish, I don’t want to exceed it, I don’t care I will do for living something which is more satisfying.But than started hesitations – what if I will not manage, maybe I should stay, do not rush anything, etc. etc. etc.
So I stayed and became even more stressed, angry and unsatisfied.
But life had its own scenario for me.
Imagine that, I am sitting at my desk looking for some yoga teacher courses when I found one starting on the 1st of February… I felt like this is something I should do… but still had a lot of doubts about it.
and it happened..
I was called to my boss and she told me that unfortunately they can not prolong my contract.
and you know what?! I felt so relieved and happy!
I have cable TV which expires on February, my cell phone contract also. Everything was telling me that February is the time something new will happen for me, and it really did!
I strongly believe in this.
If it’s true, we will see in the nearest future 😀
Now I got back to my hometown and start new life, I believe better one 🙂
Sometimes you are not brave enough to make THAT DECISION but the universe helps you!
Around 5 years ago I visited Lublin for the first time and I just loved it.
Well the city is its people, so yes I did love it so much because I met amazing people and you know what? We still are friends and Lublin apart from my home town is city in Poland I visit the most 😁.
Wanna know my favourite spots in Lublin? Here they are 🙂 – in random order
Charcia Łapa – restaurantIt’s a modern restaurant with short and simple menu. You will find there something Italian like pizza and pasta but also burgers and fish. I went for gnocchi with mushrooms which were tasty and delicate. Liked it a lot! ❤ Service was excellent! Our waiter knew the menu and could advise on what to have.