I just got back from Madrid (this month was crazy travel-wise!) and — yet again — I have so. very. much. to say about my time in Spain and my very first visit to its capital. But first, a little introduction via the photos I took on my phone. I have declared my love for Instagram as an immediate travel diary many times before, so I’ll try to keep the first introductory paragraphs as short as possible to let the photos speak for themselves.
I have noticed that the photos I take on my phone are different from the ones I take with my camera: I dare to take sneaky shots in museums, I dare to be bolder about editing. I look for more unusual angles, artsier looks, and uploading my photos on Instagram also provides me with instant feedback. That’s why I think my phone photos are blog-post-worthy.
Last minute planning on the plane
In Madrid, I met up with my fabulous girly blogger friends Ashley of Ashley Abroad, Jessica of Curiosity Travels, and Amanda of Farsickness for a weekend of eating, partying, and chatting about life, travel, and boys on our kitchen table. We stayed in a super cozy, travel-themed GowithOh apartment in a great neighborhood with many cute coffee shops and bars. And even though the weather in Madrid was a bit of a let-down during our time there, we had a brilliant time — complete with never-ending breakfasts, mirror selfies, and girl talk. And of course we wore our sunglasses anyways.
And here are my favorite phone pictures from an extended spring weekend in Madrid:
Grand boulevards and 19th century architecture
Delicious tapas and vermouth on our first night with Madrid Food Tour
Plaza Cibeles on a very moody day
One of our epic late breakfasts
Oh those lanterns!
Churros con chocolate!!
All the girls of #GirlsGoneMAD in front of our bathroom mirror
Beautiful Madrid from above!
Reflections at the famous Plaza Mayor
In love with the balconies…
...and the narrow little streets!
Hello, I’m Julika, and I have thing for travel-themed still life scenes.
Retiro park on a gorgeous spring day
Spotting live art in the Prado!
The iconic Crystal Palace — with blue skies!
Happy in (finally!) sunny Madrid!
Which Instagram photo from Madrid is your favorite?
PS: You can find me on Instagram as @JulikaSarah.