72 hours in Madrid

Madrid can feel a little overwhelming at times – particularly if, like most people, you’re only there for a few days. But it’s a laid-back place where you can experience a little bit of everything a Spanish city has to offer. Here are my picks of the best ways to experience Madrid like a true Madrileño.

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Eating out in Valencia

Eating in Valencia is a delight, and you can get a decent meal for two with a drink for 40 euros. Of course you can spend a lot more too, but the cheap price of wine really helps to keep the cost down.

Unlike lots of places I’ve visited where you’ve really needed a guide book to find good food, there are decent looking restaurants down almost every side street. Here are some places we enjoyed.


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Nottingham’s best: Annie’s Burger Shack

If you live in Nottingham, Annie’s Burger Shack will need no introduction. The humongous burgers are a city staple and getting a table at Annie’s often requires a small act of wizardry.

I’ve been to Annie’s about half a dozen times now, and I’ve enjoyed munching my way through their huge menu. From the roast dinner burger to a burger topped with pancakes, bacon and maple syrup, these burgers are anything but boring.

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