TRAVEL – Spain

This is a travel journal from when I visited Madrid & Valencia, Spain. All the illustrations are created on an Apple iPad Pro using Procreate. These artworks are a part of my social media travel campaign.

#PranitaTravelsToSpain Suggestion 1: Chocolateria San Gines – Madrid.
Sipping on the best hot chocolate and crunchiest Churros in 6 degrees Celsius was the best feeling ever. If you have a sweet tooth, you cannot miss this lovely place tucked away inside the quaint lanes in Madrid.


#PranitaTravelsToSpain Suggestion 2: Airb&b stay at Madrid.I got a lot of requests about my stay, so here goes. Rosi, my host was absolutely wonderful & had the cutest pets (which obviously was the cherry on the cake). Her home is located right next to El Junco, the jazz club. I was in Madrid during the Jazz Music Fest, which was great! The locality is always buzzing with youngsters – especially at night. There are tons of restaurants and bars close by too!

#PranitaTravelsToSpain Suggestion 3: This may be the most touristy suggestion but being an artist – I have to! The Royal Palace at Madrid was a must see. It was magnificent & very rich in history and culture. I didnt get a lot of time here – but if you like art & history – this is a must go!
Of course there are tons of art museums in Madrid like Museo Nacional Del Prado, Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Museum of Romanticism all located really close to each other.
#PranitaTravelsToSpain Suggestion 4: Walk the roads of Madrid.
Madrid has beautiful uphill roads, great architecture and cute restos & bars. I found so much art all over Madrid & such wonderful buildings too!
The La Latina area is the shopping hub – I lost my bananas at Primark & Mulaya – really lovely clothing stores.
#PranitaTravelsToSpain Suggestion 5: Eat along the streets of La Latina area in Madird
Walking around the beautiful La Latina area in Madrid is pure joy. There are tons of boutiques & stores to shop from (I emptied my pockets there, literally).
Besides that, there are many pubs & restos you can visit. I didnt manage to click photos of all the places I visited. 
I made sure I captured food photos from every corner of Madrid I visited 😀
#PranitaTravelsToSpain Suggestion 6: Bioparc, Valencia
The speciality of this zoo is that the animals are separated from you only by a thin stream of water. I was both excited and afraid of visiting the Bioparc alone!
Though I grabbed a slushie drink & walked along with the animals. It was such a treat!

#PranitaTravelsToSpain Suggestion 7: Oceanographic, Valencia
I love the ocean & marine animals (can never get myself to eat marine animals!!). I walked around the massive area gawking at walruses, sharks, dolphins & so many variety of fishes. Though the jellyfish got my heart.
I’ve seen jellyfish on television & in books before, but seeing them in person was so blissful. They swim around with so much grace & peace, and look so delicate & beautiful. Sigh!
I was very close to buying a 100Euro plushie toy. The adult in me snapped in at the right time though 😀
#PranitaTravelsToSpain Suggestion 8: Paella & Horchata, Valencia
If you visit Valencia, you have to try their regional rice based dish called Paella. There are lots of places that make delicious Paella!
And if you have a sweet tooth, make sure you visit Horchateria Santa Catalina – they serve a tall glass of horchata (made of ground almonds, sesame seeds, rice, barley, tigernuts, or melon seeds) & a load of fartons (elongated flour bread glazed with sugar) – an instant energy booster!
You can also visit the Mercado Central (Central market) which is supposed to be massive! (It was shut on the day I visited – Sunday). 

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