We arrived in Madrid at 8:00 AM and were welcomed to a very empty airport. We had no lines for customs or the taxi and we made it to our hotel by 9:00 AM. The first day is always the hardest for me since I don’t ever sleep on the plane. I took a decent nap and then headed out around the hotel. We were sitting in a square when a drumming group decided to help us beat the jet lag. It was a nice sunny afternoon in Madrid and I’m looking forward to exploring more the next couple of days when I’m not so tired.