My last stop on this trip... Madrid

Thursday, December 12, 2013 @ 07:40 pm from Spain Spain
Day 169

I made it to my last stop of the trip, Madrid! The bus ride from Cordoba to Madrid was pretty uneventful. It took about 5 hours after some heavy traffic outside Madrid. I walked around a bit but it started to get dark so I bought some groceries and came back to the hostel.

After I eat dinner I'll probably head out and do a little bit of exploring at night since it seems pretty lively with all the Christmas events and decorations everywhere. Tomorrow I'll hit a few of the main sights and I'm thinking maybe on Monday I'll head down to Toledo for the day, assuming it's not too much of a pain to get to/from.

Where this entry was written:

Palace at Versailles. #versailles #paris #europetrip2013
Homemade dinner tonight. Pasta with garlic, red pepper and jamon iberico. Served with wine and bread of course. #dinner #europetrip2013
Where is The Doctor supposed to recharge the T.A.R.D.I.S. when there's a tiki themed play area above the rift? #cardiff #drwho #europetrip2013
Remains from the burnt down West Pier. #brighton #europetrip2013
Newquay coast in Cornwall. #newquay #europetrip2013
Rekorderlig hard cider on the beach overlooking Brighton pier. #brighton #rekorderlig #europetrip2013
Giant light display at Puerta del Sol in Madrid. #madrid #puertadelsol #europetrip2013
The Louvre! #europetrip2013 #louvre #paris
Florence. #florence #europetrip2013
Cardiff Bay from Cardiff Bay Barrage. #cardiff #europetrip2013

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All the countries I visited on this trip (in yellow).

What's this about?

Traveling is something I've loved doing for as long as I can remember. I've been lucky enough to travel out of the US a few times but never longer than 2 weeks at a time. I decided that I should go see the world and experience all it has to offer. I booked a one-way ticket to Dublin, Ireland to depart on June 26, 2013. After I get to Europe I'll let serendipity take hold and see where I end up. No schedules and no itinerary… just go with the flow. That's as close to a plan as I'm making.

Who am I?

My name's Brandon O'Brien and I'm a travelholic. Before this journey I've been to 11 countries and put over 17,500 miles on various motorcycle trips through the USA and Canada. I'm a self-employed web developer so I'm fortunate enough to be able to work anywhere there's an internet connection. That's what truly made this experience possible.

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