Hello everyone!!

On Monday morning we landed in Madrid, Spain (8:30am- Spain time, 2:30am-American time). I was exhausted…especially after barely getting any sleep the night before leaving, and then getting close to none on the plane! Kayla and I (my roommate in Spain and friend from St. A’s) made it through customs easily, but had some trouble finding the baggage claim. Turns out you have to take a mini-metro that runs in the airport to get there…who knew!? We also had to take a shuttle bus to the opposite side of the airport to meet the study abroad directors. This whole process took us almost 2 hours!! The Madrid airport is huge!! But we finally met the directors and boarded the bus to the hotel in downtown Madrid!

This is a picture of our plane flying into the sunrise over Portugal.

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After arriving in the hotel, Kayla and I crashed for a whopping 3-hour siesta! After resting a bit, we were hungry and ready to explore! Here’s a taste of what we experienced on our first night in Spain.

 

Our hotel room!

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View from hotel window!

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Beautiful building across the street from our hotel!

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Of course we had to try some Spanish food! This restaurant was close by the hotel and we went with some new friends from our program!

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Spanish omelet for dinner! (Eggs, potatoes and peppers) Very popular here…they eat it for both breakfast and dinner!

 

After a late meal, we went back to the hotel to go to bed. It was a long and chaotic day (to say the least) but it has only gotten better from there! I am now in Seville in my host family’s apartment! (That is why I can finally post: good wifi!) Stayed tuned for more posts about Orientation, our next day touring Madrid, and then our trip to Toledo on Wednesday. Beautiful pictures to come!! I will try to post again tonight!

Much love! xoxo

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