Hospederia La Tercia
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Pets allowed
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... but it looks too new to be from the Islamic era. I ask a passerby. "It's not very old--the designer was a Spaniard who was just really fascinated by Moorish architecture" Nice to hear... On to downtown, I start noticing Alcala's distinct style. Mostly red brick, with simple but classy style, all the buildings well preserved. I wander up and down the various streets and alleys, trying to travel back in time and get a feel ...
... evening. And somewhere in there I also need to fit in Museo del Prado and the Parque del Retiro, with it's Crystal Palace. Maybe if I get back from Avila/Segovia at a reasonable hour tomorrow I can go to the free hours at the Prado (6-8 PM) and then do the park on Sunday morning. Or something. Or I could fly into Madrid when I'm coming back to Spain to do the Camino b/c I know you can get to Pamplona from here and I could stop in and see whatever I missed then. All unsure. ...
This has been a fun, jam-packed week in Alcalá. On Monday I went on a school field trip after classes to the Mahou factory, which is just outside of Alcalá. You many not know what Mahou is, but let me tell you, If you lived in Spain, you would be constantly surrounded by it. Every other billboard boasts its name. It is even the sponsor of a Madrid soccer team. Any guesses? Mahou is Spain's largest beer company. Mahou is to Spain as Budweiser is to the USA.
... expected to speak the language all the time, but it is not intimidating because the teachers are very understanding of mistakes and often help us with words. It seems like the perfect environment to learn how to become comfortable with the language! Tuesday: On Tuesday first thing I took my placement test. Based on the results, I was indeed able to take all the classes I signed up for, but I don't think they would have done anything if my score had been ...
... as a group. The bus pulled up to the center square in town where all the families were waiting for us. Names were read off and students were then paired with their families for the next 4 months. My madre (spanish mom) ran up, gave me a big kiss... and then we were off on a mad dash across the city to the apartment. We took a bus and walked several blocks to the home. I'm on the second floor of a mid-rise apartment complex with ...