Saturday, October 31, 2015

My short trip to Madrid

I got a 4 day off from work and we decided to go to Madrid. My friend had an aunt and uncle that lives their so they welcomed us to their home and toured us around Madrid, Segovia and Escorial.

First, I will post here the place that we went at Madrid. These are the must visit places in Madrid.

the very famous bear with his tree at Puerta Del Sol 

 street going to Plaza Mayor
 Plaza Mayor

 Almudena Cathedral infront of Palacio Real

 door of Almudena Cathedral
 interiors of Almudena Cathedral

Palacio Real gate
 behind Palacio Real 
 Bocadillo de calamares
 fried Anchovies Tapas!

 Retiro Park

 Palacio de Cristal
 Temple of Debod

Friday, October 30, 2015

Granja Petitbo

A trendy "gastropub" that offers breakfast, fresh juices, coffee, cocktails, cakes and brunch on weekends.

Get a seat outside the window to have the view outside or seat at the communal table. Just relax and enjoy the homemade cakes, and homemeade fruit juice or ice teas that are so refreshing! everything we ordered was good! I love their Smoked salmon egg benedict, that benedict sauce was so good!

Smoked Salmon Egg Benedict  ( 12 euros)

Black Chocolate Pancakes (5 euros)

Granja Petitbo
Monday- Sunday

Price: $$ (average) 5 euros for pancakes

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Revisited- Praktik Bakery

Its our second week in Barcelona and we went for the second time to have lunch in Praktik Bakery! This is our favorite place to eat sandwich and hang out.
We tried sitting beside where they are making good pastries and his making croissants! ahh..I wanna learn how to make croissants one day...

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Must Visit- La Boqueria

La Boqueria is one of the famous tourist spot in Barcelona. Its one of the biggest mercat here. you can find almost everything! Cut fresh fruits on-the-go, chocolates (that are surprisingly good, not all), calamaris, jamon, fruit juices, and more!

When you enter the mercat you will see lots of fresh fruits , colorful candies and chocolates. Once you move forward, you will see hanging jamon serrano, food like fish and chips and samosa.
There are tapas inside but its hard to get a seat, you need to wait in line. One of the famous Tapas bar is Pinotxo. 

La Boqueria
Monday- Saturday
Les Rambles, 91, 08001 Barcelona

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

OMA Bistro

Tried this hipster bistro in Barcelona and there logo looks so familiar! and I remembered it looks like "Monocle" logo, right?!
This bistro serves brunch, desserts and they are serious with there coffee.

They even infuse their own chili oil. Didn't taste it but it looks good.

Cappucino and brownies (their best seller). goey mashmallow on top of the brownies

OMA Bistro

Carrer Consell de Cent, 227
Price: $$ (average) 4 euros above for dessert