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... was quite a small, yet spacious, place and I'd guess that there would never be more than 20 people staying there at one time. It was an old and worn establishment with an authentic Spanish feel but it was comfortable and the verandas off the common room and our dorm room gave a marvelous view facing out and overlooking the square. It was perfect.
We made friends with a couple of really top people; a German chick named Tess and an Aussie guy, from Adelaide, named George. Though ...
... thank you and I can't wait to see you again and buy you a fantastic bottle of wine to say thanks for your patience, kindness and understanding. Corinne O'Sullivan was studying in Milan and opened her home to me, she looked after me and didn't even kick me out when I managed to seriously embarrass myself with the aide of a bottle of absinthe. Embarrassing moment: probably throwing a kebab across the kitchen of the apartment downstairs after the boys living there had been kind enough to ...
It has been a relatively calm week. I'm not traveling this weekend because yesterday, Friday, I had a day trip with the institute. Although I don't have an extravagant adventure to tell this week, I'd like to share some of the interesting things that I've been up to.
First off, I got some pictures of the Halloween activity I did with the Spanish kids put up on the previous blog post, so please look for those!… This past Monday, I had a trip after ...
... late lunch we split up, since I still needed to check in. Erica gave us some more tips on where to eat later and encouraged us to go for Tapas later that nite. I got back to my Hostal to check in and met my first roommate, named Jessica Vincent from Toulouse, France. She is so sweet and very soft spoken. Although her English is a bit difficult to understand, we have been communicating just fine.
I got needed rest, basically took a na. I woke, then I noticed my other ...
Today we took a little bus ride north of Madrid and explored the Real Monasterio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial! It was gorgeous, enormous, and very very impressive, but Andrew may have been expecting something a little different… We had a bit of an 'Aquarium vs. Antiquarium' moment again. When I said that I wanted to visit El Escorial I also mentioned that it was ‘the heart of the Inquisition!... or something like that.’ ...