Petit Palace Alcala Torre
Travel Blogs from Madrid
After living in Spain for a week, it's hard not to notice differences from the United States. Differences in transportation, differences in food, and subtle differences in our cultures and the way we are used to engaging in our daily lives. I’ve quickly adapted to these differences and love the feeling of being immersed in the Spanish culture.
The first difference, and maybe the most obvious, is transportation, or the way that the Spanish ...
After such a crazy weekend, I was so happy to sleep in. So, so happy. I slept in until after noon today and got ready just in time for lunch. It was lovely. We then had lunch and had to speed over to class.
After class, Heidi and I decided to go grab a coffee at the only café open at 5pm. It was very near to the Institute and it´s really cool. ...
On July 21st, Benno, Jordan, and I decided to be part of the Spanish tradition and watch a bull fight at the infamous Plaza del Toros en Madrid. No one else wanted to go and called me heartless, but I wasn't going only to watch the bulls die! I wanted to be able to say that I was part of a historical Spanish tradition! It was quite the experience. Everyone in Madrid, maybe just the tourists and the regulars, gets ...
... place called Museo Jamon, which ended up serving great fresh ham with some cheese and bread. Turns out you can buy this stuff in a supermercado too, but it was cool to eat with locals. After that, we roamed around the city. We went to the Prado, but it was after 8 so it was closed. Then we went to the Palace Royale, which was very big and pretty. After that, we walked around and saw some sort of political demonstration happening in a plaza near our hostel. We stopped ...
... every bit of flesh apart from my feet. Not because I was too lazy or fat to bend down that far; I just assumed that by the time the sunshine hits the ground it doesn’t have the same force. In the same way that standing far away from a birthday cake means it is harder to blow out the candles. Apparently sunshine and wind work differently – or so I discovered when my feet turned into giant barbecued prawns at the end of the day. The Spanish remedy is to put vinegar on sunburn ...
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