Plaza Mayor, Madrid

After a week in Morocco, we were both ready to return to Spain and a more familiar world. Upon leaving Fes, we drove back to Casablanca and stayed another uneventful night in an old seaside hotel on the Atlantic. The following morning we flew to Madrid.

We had 4 nights in Madrid, then I would fly home to New York and Pram would return to Amsterdam to continue his travels. Although Madrid is a larger city, I preferred Barcelona to Madrid. I felt there was more cultural richness in Barcelona. However, Madrid, with a population twice as large as Barcelona, has the critical mass to foster an energetic, bustling feeling on the streets. Since there are very few bars and clubs in Morocco, we were back on our schedule of sight-seeing and Spanish nightlife.