AC Hotel Alcala de Henares by Marriott
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1462. The Hometown of Cervantes (Spa 100) Alcala de Henares, January 9, 2013, Day 183 4 hrs, 12.9 kms Alcala de Henares is supposed to be just a quick stoppover on my way to Madrid. But when I arrive and realize that this is the hometown of Cervantes, the writer of Don Quijote, I start to really like the town and think maybe I should add it to my Superhike. First I come across a beautiful Moorish mansion--with the arches, patterns ...
... and decorated my little room with pieces of home. I couldn't figure out how to use the shower head or flush and toilet and everything seems so foreign to me. I like the friends I made from TCNJ, but I guess I didn't expect to feel like such a tourist.
... with our own professor from America traveling with us and teaching at the school. I have also now met most of the teachers/ staff of the Instituto Franklin. They are all very young (30's) and very interactive/ interested in talking with us in Spanish. Even though Many of us Americans are not yet good enough to carry on a very involved conversation, the teachers will approach us and ask us questions to force us to try and get better. The dynamic at school here is that ...
... about an 8 hour flight! It was definitely the largest plane I have ever been on! I was seated between one of my buddies from Butler and a girl named Stefania from Madrid who was returning after interning as a nurse this whole summer in Texas. She gave me great advice on how to get around Madrid and what sites to make sure to visit, so that was pretty cool!
After touchdown in Madrid, we took the 30 minute bus ride to Alcalá ...
... red wine with coke, which shouldn't work but does, and in addition to the chorizos and serrano hams we could see why S Seb is regarded as a foodie paradise, sunset drinks on the beach with the kiwi couple from the hostel, this was what travel was all about. Having not seen too much of the town and with no immediate plans we decided to stick around a little longer and booked a few ...