If Barcelona is the cultural, alternative hub of Spain then Madrid is it’s slightly older and more sophisticated sibling. With wide roads, lots of green spaces and some of the best restaurants in the country; it was only natural that I visited this city not once, but twice this summer. Spanish food has never really held much appeal to me because of the heavy focus on pork and shellfish. Though I enjoy both, I travelled to Spain under the assumption that by day three I would have had enough tapas to last a lifetime. Of course, I was wrong.