Our first experience in Madrid, some 13 years ago, was not good. This time, despite jet lag, Madrid is wonderful.
The Hostal is located in between Puerta del Sol and Plaza Major, the two key pedestrian areas in the old town.five minutes walk gets us to either Getting the tapas, pinchos, racione eating thing down along with the local customs about tipping and where to eat – standing or sitting.
Not the canned paella. Painful.
We also sought out the proletarian eateries. Paella for two with two beers and olive tapas for six bucks. Also had the Spanish fish and chips….calamari bocatillo. One of those goes a long way.
Looking forward to museum day tomorrow after we get over the jet lag…good night from Madrid