Archive for March, 2008

Studying Abroad in Madrid: March 31st

It never gets easier waking up for school. And its only getting harder to get dressed in the morning. My clothes are getting tighter and tighter and I was about to tell Emi to stop drying my stuff when I realized she doesn’t own a dryer. And to top it all off, its spring time so people are peeling off the layers. Maybe its time to stop eating a chocolate...

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Studying Abroad in Madrid: March 30th

When I woke up the weather was beautiful outside and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. We headed to Plaza de Espana to have lunch before going to the zoo which was supposed to be free today. However when I exited the Plaza de Espana stop, a homeless man hit me in the face. Not purposefully, he was just flying through the air in the gusts of winds that were...

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Studying Abroad in Madrid: March 29th

To continue our weekend of exploration and innovations we went to get lunch on a different side of Retiro today. The streets were lined with outdoor tables which I never knew could put me in such a good mood before this weekend. But every time I see an outdoor table, I get overly excited and insist that Madrid is the best city in the world. There is no way i’m...

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Studying Abroad in Madrid: March 28th

We like to pretend we are far more outdoorsy here than we really are. So when we were figuring out what we wanted to do for the day, someone suggested we go to another park that we have never been to before. Except for the couples having sex under every bush, the park was serene and peaceful. There was a rose garden in the middle that must be absolutely breathtaking...

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Studying Abroad in Madrid: March 27th

I only have three more weekends left in Madrid so I am trying to cram everything in while I can. So I invited myself to go with Sam’s family when they went Palacio Real. We did a self-guided tour around which consisted of us reading the one-sentence placards in each room, looking around for five seconds, and then moving into the next room. As far as palaces...

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Studying Abroad in Madrid: March 26th

Yesterday was gorgeous and sunny. So I naturally assumed it was spring time in Madrid and it would be like that for the rest of the semester. It was quite the rude awakening to step outside in my new floral springtime bikini and see that it was forty degrees out. I guess I should have checked the weather before assuming that it was going to be nice out. After...

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Studying Abroad in Madrid: March 25th

Restarting classes felt like restarting the entire year. I lost all my Spanish over break and I was once again adding o’s to all my words and hoping that mi breako was goodo would cut it. I only had one class, but it felt like I was at school forever. It’s making me increasingly nervous for senior year. I don’t know how I am ever going to have...

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Studying Abroad in Madrid: March 24th

Italy was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Thank God. Twelve days is an outrageous amount of time to have to take care of yourself. Too many days of eating cheaply, finding shelter, and entertaining myself. If I wanted to do all those things simultaneously I would have had a baby. So I was thrilled to hand off my suitcase at the check-in counter and board the...

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Studying Abroad in Madrid: March 23rd

I wheeled my suitcase through the entire city as I made my way to the train station. It was only pouring, so it wasn’t too difficult to take the 40 minute hike across cobblestone streets. I can’t remember now whether my toes fell off from frostbite first or the map deteriorated from the rain. Either way, it was a wonderfully beautiful way to leave...

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Studying Abroad in Madrid: March 22nd

Despite Italy being famous for its leather goods, I could not find one pair of leather chaps at the Florence leather market. Now I have no idea what to get my mom for mother’s day. I thought about buying my siblings authentic leather bags and wallets. Then I remembered I would rather spend the money on myself. The leather market was conveniently located...

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