Travel: The Royal Palace in Madrid

Tapas of bread with fresh sardines, basil, cheese and tomatoes in Madrid, what I actually remember from the palace tour. Copyright Content Catnip 2009

It was broiling and steaming at about 38 degrees in Madrid that day. Looking out over the vista of Madrid during the peak of the siesta period it seemed that all the traffic had stopped and all of the sensible people in the city had retreated inside, except for the tourists like me of course. I was carrying the burden of the heat and my jetlag and so I have a memory blank about my tour of the Royal Palace in Madrid, which is to say that my body and my mind weren’t up for the exercise of memory and I have no idea if I actually liked it or enjoyed it.

Pretty soon after the tour, I sat down with some tapas of bread lathered in fresh sardines, cheese, basil and tomato sauce along with a huge jug of sparkling water and that was the part that I remember, not the actual palace itself. The food afterwards was like being plunged into an oasis of luscious sensory pleasure after being alone in the desert for eight hours. The meal was remarkable and filled with the flavours of the sundrenched country with a vibrant tomato taste of the like I had never experienced in my life before, also the sardines were fresh and piquant, it makes my mouth water just thinking about it.

Every Picture Tells A Story: The Royal Palace in Madrid
Madrid in midsummer 2009

Every Picture Tells A Story: The Royal Palace in Madrid

Published by Content Catnip

Content Catnip is a quirky internet wunderkammer written by an Intergalactic Space Māori named Content Catnip. Join me as I meander through the quirky and curious aspects of history, indigenous spirituality, the natural world, animals, art, storytelling, books, philosophy, travel, Māori culture and loads more.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: