After class on monday, we decided to get in the spirit of Spain and play “fútbol” in the courtyard inside of the University. While the basketball hoops didn’t seem to be in the greatest shape, you could definitely tell the field has been in use. It wasn’t too hot so we took some time to relax from a busy first … Continue readingWhen you just need to relax in Madrid
On Saturday, we took a day long trip to Toledo, just southwest and a half-hour train ride from Madrid. We decided to take the scenic tour around Toledo, and it was beyond what I had expected. Toledo is truly a beautiful city. It rests on a hill surrounded by a river and large stone walls built throughout the centuries to keep out … Continue readingToledo, Spain – The Ancient City
On Friday, we took a half day trip to the northwest region of Spain called “La Alcalá de Henares”. It was the home of Cervantes through the 16th century and the early 17th century. Over time the city has grown to gather influences from Spanish and Italian culture. Many of it’s streets are similar to those that can be found … Continue readingLa Alcalá de Henares Spain
On Wednesday, after class, we had the opportunity to visit the Templo de Debod, a gift from the country of Egypt to Spain for it’s assistance in helping to saving the temples of Abu Simbel in Egypt during the late 19th century. It was built during the 2nd Century, and its’ final resting place is near the Royal Palace in … Continue readingEl Templo de Debod Spain
On Wednesday, we had the opportunity to visit the Queen Sofia Museum in downtown Madrid. The museum showcases work from Picasso, Dalí, and Marí. We attended the museum to take a closer look at one of Picasso’s more famous paintings, the Guernica. Guernica was painted in 1937 by Picasso after he had fled Spain for France due to Dictator Franco’s … Continue readingLa Museo de Reina Sofia Madrid Spain
The past few days have been pretty exhilarating to say the least in Madrid. I’ve finally recovered from jet lag, and have begun exploring many of the different areas around my host family’s house. We live on a fairly quite street, but around the corner, is an entirely different view. I’ve come to learn that I live next to Senate Building and … Continue readingMi Casa en Madrid – Studying in Spain
22 Hours and counting till I’m on my way to Madrid. My flight leaves at 10am on May 19th, and doesn’t arrive till 9am on May 20th. I thought I’d use this time to kickoff this blog. I’ll be posting updates about my travels, news on my program, and anything else I can think of while I’m abroad on a … Continue readingKickoff to Viva En Madrid!