Madrid – starting to feel familiar

I finally am sitting down. I am on the Ave, the high speed train to Cordoba. It’s just past noon and I am sad to leave friends but excited to begin exploring Andulacia. The train takes no time, less than flying I am sure 1:45 minutes from Madrid Atocha to Cordoba. Madrid was a whirl….

Bienvenidos a Madrid!

We left Chicago on Saturday, and as far as our bodies are concerned it is still Saturday night/Sunday morning. We have rented an apartment in the Salamanca barrio, just blocks from the Retiro and our friends Pamela and Tom.  The Apartment is lovely in a 1950’s meets a bit of IKEA way, and all of…