I got back from Madrid yesterday on the AVE – which is really cool, but I wish I’d travelled during daylight so I could see what 300km/h looks like. Didn’t really have a choice though.
I had a great time there and met some really cool people, went out pretty much every night and spent the days I wasn’t working seeing the sites, including some very impressive art galleries (the Prado, the Reina Sofía and the Thyssen). Some highlights on the art side were seeing so much exceptional artwork in the Prado (I went two days and still didn’t finish), but most of all seeing [Guernica](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guernica_(painting) – which was fantastic.
I met some cool people there, including a group I went to Toledo with on Friday. There are photos up of Pepe’s Adventures in Madrid which include the Toledo shots as well.