The second part of our trip was centered in Madrid.
We arrived on the very first day of the year and experienced a super quiet and empty center of the city. This presented some problems (food?!) and a lot of opportunities to be the only people on the streets. We enjoyed the ghost town while hunting down some basic supplies - and after about 22 000 steps we had bread, eggs, salt, and oil :)
The weather was grayer and colder during this part of the trip, with some rains and glorious fog but a good guide through the city gave us enough stories to keep moving from one historical site to another, and I found more gardens and fountains to fall in love with :)