We decided to meet up with Alla and Eddie Barnes in Madrid where Eddie was performing with his school choir the Main Street Singers.
Stayed in the family-run Hostal Gonazalo in Calle Cervantes in the Latina quarter. Great location with lots of bars, and only a ten minute walk to the Prado. Cerveceria Cervantes around the corner did fantastic pulpo – we went at least three times!
Some of our favourite museums were the Sorolla, Lázaro Galdiano and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, and of course the Prado.
Our favourite bars were Cerveceria Los Gatos for tapas, Cerveceria Cervantes for pulpo, La Tragantua for lunch and Bahia Taberna in Barajas near the airport. Oh, and rooftop bar at Vincci Capitol Hotel where Alla stayed.