Yesterday was my first full day in Madrid. I had orientation all day, so my roommate and I figured out the metro system and made our short fifteen minute trip to the campus. My roommate by the way is so sweet and I think we'll be getting along just fine this semester. My new campus is beautiful and very small, not like anything I expected. After orientation, I signed up for two trips for the weekend! Tomorrow (Saturday) I am going to Parque Natural del Monasterio de Piedra. On Sunday I am going to Toledo. I knew I had to sign up to go to Toledo after my taxi driver from the airport told me it was one of the must see cities during my time here. I also went on my first official tour of Madrid, which was pretty short and I wish my student tour guide did a little better job showing us around. He would literally point to a street and say "If you keep walking down there, you'll see so and so"... aren't you supposed to show us... Lucky for me though I still got to see some amazing sights such as the Plaza Mayor, el Palacio Real de Madrid, and Alumudena Cathedral (located in front of el Palacio).
|Palacio Real de Madrid|
One last thing...I would be lying if I said I did not miss home. I am overwhelmed with emotion! I am really excited on one hand, but it is hard staying this way when I know it will take some time to find my groove here. I only started missing home more after skyping my boyfriend last night and my parents very early this morning. I cannot wait to see them, but it will be a while until then. My mom shared some of her weekly wisdom with me that I need to remember during my time here.
I am in Madrid!! It can't get any better than that.
|Second story view!|