Instagramming Madrid

Hey guys! It’s official- I miss blogging. So let’s get started shall we? And of course, Happy Father’s Day to all the awesome dads out there!

Ah, Madrid. The food-obsessed, neo-baroque, oh-so-español Spanish capital that always makes me want to uproot my life and speak nothing but Spanish and eat nothing but pata negra for the rest of my days.

While Madrid will never be my favorite Spanish city (I’m more of a Sevilla kind of girl), I loved my fourth visit to Madrid this spring, despite the uncharacteristically drizzly weather.

Which naturally, had quite a bit to do with my roommates: the lovely Julika of Sateless Suitcase, Amanda of Farsickness and Jessica of Curiosity Travels. All of whom are my new favorite people. And of course, our super cute, travel-theme apartment provided by Go With Oh also played a part in making our long weekend away even more wonderful.

Here are some insta-shots of what made our Madrid weekend so special. image Our tree-lined residential street…

image_2 Our first night as a group! With cocktails in hand, naturally…

Processed with VSCOcam with g3 preset Blessedly our neighborhood even had a jamón ibérico shop… my favorite food EVER)


image_8 The one site we saw… hey, this was my fourth visit to Madrid, remember?

image_9   Croquetas with beer. Heaven. 

Processed with VSCOcam with m5 preset A night out at Kapital, a seven-story nightclub. We clean up nice, huh? And yes, that’s free champagne.

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset Churros con chocolate for lunch… When in Madrid?


The best hangover cure in the world. For serious. 

So there you have it! My favorite shots from Madrid. Which is your favorite?

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About Ashley Fleckenstein

Ashley is a travel and lifestyle blogger who lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Since college she has au paired in Paris, backpacked the world solo, and lived in Uganda. Her work has been featured by Buzzfeed, Forbes, TripAdvisor, and Glamour Magazine.

12 thoughts on “Instagramming Madrid”

  1. Hi Ashley!
    I love your blog! I am a high school exchange student in Spain right now. I’m hoping to travel when I’m older like you are doing, and I love reading your blog and getting ideas, it’s also very helpful. I am actually in Madrid right now and if you are still here would you like to meet up?

  2. This makes me so nostalgic for our weekend in Madrid! Such great times! Can’t wait to plan another European city getaway (or US road trip!) with you girls!

  3. Fairytale photos. I loved the first photo of the group of you and
    your beautiful friends. How much fun you seem to be having.

    Thinking of you with much love,


  4. Ugh, food in Madrid. Jamón ibérico … and churros. I have some family in Madrid and thus spend much more time eating than seeing sites. Love all these shots!

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