When we arrived the first night our lovely staff at the hostal gave us a free upgrade to a private ensuite with a flat screen. So we watched a football game in the room and relaxed for the night. We ate tapas at a couple really good restaraunts too.
The next morning we woke up and took a free walking tour of the city that hit most of the big sites.
After our tour ended our guide foolishly informed us that there was a bullfight that night that we could attend. We hopped on the Metro and headed to the stadium.
When we got to the ticket window we were informed that the next bullfight wasnt until Sunday. It was still cool to check out the stadium.
Our third day we took a day trip to Toledo. It was an absolutely gorgeous city up on a hill that was surrounded by a river. It actually used to be the capital of Spain.
We took a guided tour on this sick little caboose that drove us around the city.
When you are on the streets there are tons of club promoters trying to give you "deals" and get you to enter their club.
This one promoter we met was hilarious and seemed like a great guy. He said he would take us to his club and give us free drinks. So we journeyed with him and went into his place to check it out. As we walked downstairs we realized we had made a mistake. It happened to be a brothel with a bunch of overweight homely women and old men. We ran out of there as quickly as we could and found a more appropriate club in the center of town.
Our last day we woke up and toured the Real Madrd stadium.
The tour took us to the locker rooms, trophy rooms, the stands and we got to go onto the field and see the teams benches.
After the tour we headed to Madrid's most popular park right in the center of the city.
It was a beautiful park and a great way to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
It's been an awesome six weeks and we've seen tons of great places. Madrid was the perfect place to end it and Will's impeccable Spanish got us by easier than we otherwise would have.Thanks for following us!
If you plan on going on a backpacking trip of your own stay tuned for a comprehensive guide of our favorite restaurants, hostels and sites.
All the best,
Dave, Eric, Will and Dylan