Get thee to the capital: Madrid

Right now the hubs and I are sitting on the train watching the Spanish countryside fly by.  In a few hours, we’ll arrive at Atocha station in Madrid and the last phase of our holiday will begin.  This is sad because it’s the last few days of the trip.  But it’s happy too, as Madrid is a favorite city of mine.

Madrid is a fun city to wander in, and that is exactly what we plan to do, exploring historic neighborhoods, snoozing in the shade at Buen Retiro park, eating in tapas bars, and (of course) visiting some of the city’s incredible museums:


Our holiday ends on Sunday, when we troop back to the Madrid airport and fly home to New York.  Hopefully the break will invigorate me for a summer of non-stop writing 🙂

Llegada Granada

After four days of imitating sloths in Mallorca, the hubs and I are ready for some sightseeing.  Up first, two nights in Granada.  The lure here, of course, is the Alhambra:

…an incredible complex of palaces, gardens, and fortresses in Andalusia.  The site was built first by the Moors and later taken over and added to by Charles V, the Holy Roman Emperor.  We plan to spend most of our time in Granada here and are touring the palace at night and gardens during the day.

On Thursday we hop the train up to Madrid to finish our trip with several days of museums, exploring, and grazing at every tapas bar in the city.

Adios Nueva York, hola España!

Today I’m off to Spain!

As you read this, I’ll probably be stumbling, jet-lagged and caffeine-deprived, through the Madrid airport as I transfer planes en route to Mallorca.

The hubs and I will be spending five nights here:


We shall eat, drink, swim, hot air balloon, and generally laze about.

Then it’s on to Granada to tour the Alhambra and up to Madrid for a few days.

I’ve got a few blog posts scheduled during my absence, so it won’t be total radio silence here at Comedy and Tragedy, cause I’m awesome that way.  Abrazos y besos! I’ll miss you all while I’m gone.

Updates to follow 🙂