Traveling the world in search of great food and drink
Friday, March 19, 2010
I finally made it to Madrid after a 11 hour delay on my flight due to mechanical issues with the aircraft. There was much chaos at JFK due to a lack of communication from Iberia. I will spare you the details but I did spend a few hours in a hotel near JFK waiting for things to be sorted out. The flight was smooth once we got going. The Madrid airport is state of the art with top notch design. Transfer into the city on the subway was great. Very clean and modern.
I found my hotel at 930pm and Madrid was jumping at that hour. This seems to be a party town. I dropped my bags and headed out to the tapas bars. I had a few glasses of wine with my crispy grilled pigs ears. Super tasty. Also enjoyed a plate of grilled mushrooms with garlic.
Woke up early to tour the Prado museum. They say it is one of the worlds greatest collections and I will not disagree.
Raining now so deciding what to see next. Thinking of visiting the home of Real Madrid.