Madrid will always hold a special place in my heart as it was the first city that I visited in Europe. I've wanted to visit Europe ever since I figured out what traveling really was, and I can even remember doing a class project on Italy while I was in elementary school.
My travels didn't take me to Europe first though. In fact, Europe was actually the 5th continent I set foot on, which made me appreciate it more than if I'd managed to visit Europe a decade or so ago.
Where did you first venture to internationally?