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Daddy goes to Spain for work every months so we decided to skip a week of school to go with daddy this time. Mommy rented a 2 bedroom apartment for us to stay in and the weather was fantastic throughout the entire week, we had so much fun that we didn’t want to come back to Taiwan.

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Upon arrival while waiting for our apartment to be ready, we went to daddy’s more formal setting restaurant Tse Yang for lunch, the restaurant is inside the hotel Villa Magna. It serves more traditional Chinese food and the restaurant is always fully packed at night especially on weekends.

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Since mommy doesn’t like to cook so she took us to the hotel next door for buffet breakfast everyday.

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We played at the playground and rode the carousel near our apartment a lot, it was also next to daddy’s restaurant, a very nice area with many shops and department stores.

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Daddy was busy with a client from Amsterdam so mommy took us around the city for some cultural immersion, we went to the famous Prado Museum, the Madrid Cathedral and the Palace.

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Mommy also took us to the Mercado with different types of Spanish specialty food and walked around the famous Plaza Mayor to take pictures and we did some shopping for the house.

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Mommy also took us to a nice elegant hotel for lunch, mommy likes small-scale hotel with cozy and elegant atmosphere. Mommy had the degustation menu so it was an 8 course meal for mommy.

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Daddy had to entertain his guests so he took them to Toledo for sightseeing and ordered the famous suckling pig for them to try.

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This national library next to our apartment is a stunning architecture and the sculpture below is outside the Madrid train station, its a set of two baby heads meaning day and night, mommy only likes the night one.

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We also went to try daddy’s new line of restaurants called Dim Sum Club in various Corte Ingles department store, it’s a more casual brand with simple food like dim sum, noodles and vegetables.

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We also visit uncle Nuno and Paul’s pizza restaurant one evening, the pizza was one of the best I’ve ever had. In case you are in Madrid, you must go!

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We finally saw our newly purchased home and also saw some properties with the real estate agent Caroline, mommy likes to look at different properties to understand the city and neighborhood more.

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We walked a lot since the weather was stunning, we walked along the famous Gran Via with many beautiful architectures on the side, it was very pleasant just to look at these beauties.

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Daddy and mommy took us to a toy shop, we were happy to play in the shop and we each got a gift from daddy and we had our favorite frozen yogurt. It was a happy day for Chloe and I.

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Mommy went jogging in the Retiro park one afternoon, the park was beautiful with a very nice lake.

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The last night we had a small dinner party at home, uncle Nicolas, auntie Sabrina, uncle Paul, auntie Laura, uncle Nuno, auntie Agnes all came, each of them make a dish for dinner and they drank a lot of wine, it was a happy evening and a wonderful end to our week in Madrid.

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New York born, Taiwan raised, married Swiss, addicted to travel, love the change of boundaries, cant live without bubble, lover of food n wine, helping dad to run a lock company, passion in art n culture, recently picked up photography and blogging, raising two girls, balancing a busy life, juggling with different chores, writing my book and living my life!

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