Campanile Madrid Alcala de Henares
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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 ...
After taking some shirts to the laundry (no more sitting in laundromats for us!), we wandered up to the Retiro Park. Should have known better than to have coffee at the cafe next to the lake! Cost three times as much as if it wasn't in that position! Oh well, it was nice watching the people row around on the lake. Went to the Crystal palace and the other gallery in the ...
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 ...