Parador De Alcala De Henares

Colegios, 8 , Alcala De Henares, Madrid, 28801, Spain and Canary Islands | 3 star hotel
Prices starting from $148.00

Travel Blogs from Alcala De Henares

Field trips and Birthdays

A travel blog entry by bryantdawson


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.


Orientation at the Institute

A travel blog entry by bryantdawson


... 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 ...

The Arrival

A travel blog entry by bryantdawson


... 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 ...

Spanish Fiesta

A travel blog entry by cloris.long

... So we did, take a bus to Deia, then Valdemossa, back to Palma. Deia is very beautiful and we spend about 1h40m walking along the coastal path and exploring the town, then buying breakfast. Valdemossa is also a beautiful, quaint town but unfortunately it was pouring horizontal rain. We went for a second visit to the Asian buffet, then went to Pueblo Espanol, which was certainly worth the £3 admittance fee, and finally we checked into our hotel ...

Reflecting in the Capital

A travel blog entry by theawesims


... for dinner - plus a freshly bought baguette every day. Not only does it save money, it is also freakin delicious with fresh salami and brie, nom... It also frees us up to indulge in more menu del dias too! We (read I) have tried to cut sweet stuff back to once a day and alcohol to every second day. With both being so cheap and so good, its hard restraining yourself! Particularly considering in Madrid I have discovered tinto de verano, ...

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