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We woke up in the capital, it was mid July and the heat had slowed down the pace of the city from it’s usual frantic pace.

To freshen up, we headed to our first spot - East Crema. We ordered iced lattes with oat milk and a pastry to go, so we could keep exploring the beautiful area of Barrio de Salamanca.

After some window shopping, we visited El Prado - an iconic museum filled with history.

*When I was younger, it was a place I’d frequently visit with my parents.

- It inspired me to sketch a few pages.

By this time, we were starting to get hungry, so we headed to Mo de Movimiento, one of my personal favourites. I am always in awe of the beautiful space and food - just make sure you leave some space for dessert as the baked strawberries with Chantilly vanilla cream are to die for!

Now that our bellies are full, it's time for a Siesta (at home or at El parque del Retiro).

After a quick recharge, we stopped for a quick coffee at a local cafe.

-- Casa Neutrale is a Mediterranean cafe where you can find delicious croissants, good coffee and a small selection of simple products that work great as a small souvenir.

We ended the day by walking around the city, having sushi at Sr. Ito, and joining a busy bar terrace at El Barrio de Malasaña - the warm summer evening ambience in Madrid in hard to beat!

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