Tuesday, December 29, 2015
After walking through Retiro Park Ben left us because he wasn't feeling well, so Catherine took me on a walk around the city. In Madrid you need to pay to use most public bathrooms so we stopped at McDonalds and got some coffee while we were there. I'm convinced that McDonalds in Europe are 10 times nicer than the ones in America. Their interiors are so cool.
We walked to Sol and Plaza Mayor, and saw the giant Christmas tree they had up for the holidays. I think that is one of the perks of being in Europe in the winter, the decorations and lights are so pretty! One thing I was not expecting was the temperature. I just packed my jacket thinking that anywhere was warmer than Russia, but I should have packed my winter coat and scarf!
Mercado San Miguel which is one of the popular markets in Madrid. I really liked walking through it, and if I go back I definitely want to try some of the food, but we weren't hungry. It was pretty packed though, so I can't imagine what it would be like to visit it during tourist season!