What I love about having friends all over all the world is that you get a local perspective of what the city they live in really looks like. Often as a tourist you don’t get to feel an insider’s view of the city. I am grateful and happy that I have Fatima and Augustina to show me around town and take me to their favourite restaurants, walks and shopping destinations. First stop was this really gorgeous restaurant called LUZI BOMBON http://www.
It was so inspiring that I think Nix and I found our apartment inspiration via this restaurant! It was so beautiful! The raw wood mixed in with the rough flooring spelled Scandivian swing with a latin zing! After surveying the place we settled down and started to order. I had a salad with some delicious fresh burata cheese and then some spare ribs. The girls had the paella while Nix had some Tuna Tar-Tar and a pasta dish that was on the safe side. Read….not blog worthy. LOL!
It was a really nice break to have a nice long lunch with the girls and catch up. Time is really more a luxury for me as I never take a 2 hour lunch break in Manila. After Lunch we wanted to explore the city on foot. The weather was still wet, cold and grey but the colours of the trees in the Retiro park were giving us a bit of cheer. We then walked along some of the girls favourite shopping streets and then tried to get in the Prado museum but the line was way too long. So we headed over to the Palacio real then had a coffee break and walked back home. All in all what I would call a really sweet and lovely day in Madrid.