Discover things to do in Madrid – my three-day travel diary

Travel tips for a long weekend in Madrid, Spain: how to travel, where to stay, things to do and see, and the best places to eat and drink…

things to do in Madrid

Day one

We landed in Madrid at 10am and made our way into the city for a three-day adventure. Madrid was the first place I ever went on holiday with friends, aged just 17 and talking our way into clubs.

I had thought going with the other half (P) might be very different, but after a daytime siesta the natives work late, eat late and drink even later into the night and as they say, when in Rome…

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5 reasons why travelling solo is the most rewarding option

The idea of travelling solo strikes fear into the hearts and minds of many. This is understandable, especially if you haven’t travelled much before, but it’s important to remember there are plenty of positives to going it alone.

travelling solo

Freedom, flexibility, and the chance to conquer whatever’s been holding you back are just some of the benefits — take the plunge and you’ll soon discover how independent and resourceful you can really be. The first time I did it was in Montreal, and you can find out why I think it is the perfect place for travelling solo here.

But for now, here are five reasons why travelling solo is so rewarding…

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Is Montreal the perfect place to holiday alone?

I have dreamed of jetting off for some solo travel for almost two years but have always been a little afraid to bite the bullet. There are so many things to do in Montreal (in the province of Quebec) that it made the perfect choice.

holiday alone

After moving into a studio flat in May and realising how much I like to be alone – please think of me as a lone wolf rather than a hermit – I knew I was ready for a long weekend away and once I got a taste of solo travel, I wanted more.

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