San Fermin, Spain – Running Of The Bulls

This past weekend we took a trip to the northern city of Pamplona in the province of Navarra for the annual San Fermin Festival of the Running of the Bulls. Each year the city holds a week long festival in honor of Saint Fermin, a co-patron of Navarra. It is one of the most international recognized festivals in Spain. Over … Continue readingSan Fermin, Spain – Running Of The Bulls

Visiting Normandy on Independence Day

For two weeks before this trip we’ve been relaxing in Madrid after our many weeks of travel before, but this past weekend we took a trip to France. Also, I’m writing this post today in regards to Independence Day. Happy July 4th everyone. During our time in France we checked out Paris, Normandy, and Versailles. I’ve been to Paris once … Continue readingVisiting Normandy on Independence Day

Real Madrid Legends vs. Juventus

On Sunday, after returning from Barcelona, we visited the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium towards the east side of the city to attend the Real Madrid Legends vs. Juventus Charity Match. The current Real Madrid team is in Brazil for a match, but we decided to check out the stadium and attend the game regardless. On first glimpse, the stadium looks like … Continue readingReal Madrid Legends vs. Juventus

Geocaching in Madrid!

After the excitement from visiting the remains of the Expo in Sevilla, I was encouraged to check out if Madrid had any hidden mysteries. While I didn’t find any old structures similar to those in Sevilla, I did discover Geocaching. For those unfamiliar with it, Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. People navigate to a … Continue readingGeocaching in Madrid!

Sevilla and Cordoba

Over this past weekend, a couple of friends and I took a weekend trip down to Sevilla and Cordoba. Sevilla is known for the being the location that Christopher Columbus set sail to the Americas on his first expedition. Cordoba is known for it’s architecture which derives it’s influence from Muslim culture. The weekend, overall, was quite an experience. We … Continue readingSevilla and Cordoba

Palacio Real de Madrid

On Wednesday, we took a field trip to the Palacio Real de Madrid. Although the royal family doesn’t currently reside there, they use the building for state functions, weddings, funerals, and various events throughout the year, reserved only for the royal family. They currently reside in a less modest palace, the Zarzuela Palace, just outside of Madrid. Although the palace … Continue readingPalacio Real de Madrid

When you just need to relax in Madrid

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