Studying Abroad in Madrid: January 12th

I woke up smoking a cigarette and by that I mean my entire body reeked of smoke. God, I am so European already. After another healthy breakfast, we headed down to the Cathedral of Toledo. Despite being cynical asshole, I couldn’t help but be impressed. The cathedral took 300 years to build and I couldn’t fathom spending that long on anything. If a...

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Studying Abroad in Madrid: January 11th

A mandatory wakeup call woke us up at the beautifully early hour of 7:30 a.m. I opened my eyes and jumped back to find my roommates nose 3 centimeters away from mine. For a few seconds I had forgotten that the hotel pushed all the twin beds next to each other. It was the most intimate I had ever been with someone that I wasn’t completely attracted to. Still...

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Studying Abroad in Madrid: January 10th

We arrived in Spain 10 a.m their time, 4 a.m our time. I had slept for a total of 20 minutes on the plane. Needless to say I was looking better than ever and I have never been so alert. We trudged along to customs and I attempted to take in the newness of Spain. I have never been to Europe before so I had fully expected to emerge into an airport that was carved...

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Studying Abroad in Madrid: January 9th

I hate security lines at the airport. It’s not like I ever have anything on me but I always get worried that I accidentally left tweezers I my bag, a sharpened mascara want in my purse or worse, I accidentally strapped a bomb to my shoes. Ironically the stress of the situation causes my heart to race, my legs to shake, and my eyes to dilate. Three crucial...

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