Hotel Lope de Vega
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Since I'm staying at my cousins house here in Madrid I don't really feel the need to get up as early as I normally would. The time I have in this house is going to be spent relaxing and taking things slow. Today I went into town with no real destination and I ended up in Plaza de España. I had breakfast at a really cute little cafe and took my time enjoying each sip of my cappuccino and each bite of ...
I keep telling myself that I'm going to go and spend a day just exploring Madrid, but I just haven't had time yet. Between all the homework and other activities, it looks like I'll have to wait until this weekend to really have some time.
Each Tuesday, the native Madrid students plan an activity for all of us to do. Today, it was a very hipster form of theater called "microteatro," in which you pay 4 euros to see a small, intimate 15-minute play.
We bought our tickets ...
... Real, into la Catedral de Almudena, into more shops, and more shops, and more shops. Can you tell Nana was with us? We experienced the metro and local buses which, by the way, is where Bea's husband Javi works. On a sad note, Javi's uncle just passed away yesterday. The funeral is tomorrow in Valladolid. Javi has such a tremendous heart to serve others and will be driving his 2 aunts and his father to ...
... site of many rallies and protests, particularly against violence and war.
Thursday afternoon on the way to the orientation meeting for the "Diverbo" program I saw one of those protests. It was peaceful. There was a small crowd assembled and they were shouting and singing and had on shirts that said something about public TV. Couldn't really make our what it was about. There was a line of policemen there to keep ...
... felt like we were there for 5 days with all the naps we took haha.
We did a lot of walking around the city. We went to markets, cafés, and the plazas. The first day was a little bit rainy but besides that we had great weather. The street performers in Madrid were hilarious. They had little setups that they used, and they would scare people as they walked by. I just sat and watched the people wait for a group of tourists ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility