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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Five ways to avoid scams and thieves on holiday

Tourist areas around the world (and at home) are hot spots for thieves and when you’re unfamiliar with your surroundings it is easier to fall for a holiday travel scam.

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Long Bay Beach, Turks and Caicos Islands. Photo by Deanna Ritchie

Wherever you are, for however long, here are my top five tips to prevent yourself being fooled…

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