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Time Flies!

Exploring Madrid...

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Three weeks have passed since I left the states and it seems as though time flies. Another week of school and lots of exploring, I think I finally know the city well enough to take the metro without using a map. The beginning of the week sent me to the doctor with an infection from all the smoking here in Madrid, apparently I am an allergic. After about a week of antibiotics I am finally feeling much better. My senora got me a great space heater before I came so I can open the window and turn the space heater on. I think Ashlie is pretty jealous because her room is freezing. We have had some interesting meals this week and finally we broken in to mostly Spanish. She tries not to clarify as much in English so that we can practice. We got out the atlas the other night and she showed us which cities were where and what their main attraction was. A bunch of us from school are going to Cadiz (8 hours south of Madrid) for Carnival. We have yet to come up with costumes, but have about a month to decide. Madrid has been lucky as it is in the "V" that hasn't been getting massive amounts of snowfall. We had planned to go to Toledo yesterday but it was going to be 20 degrees F with rain all day. So, we are hoping the weather coperates in the coming weeks. When the Canary Islands get this much snow, you know something isn't right. The school has organized trips so I think next weekend I will go to Segovia to check out the aqueducts. We went to the travel agent to plan our trips to Elba and Lisbon; I can't wait for those. I gave my first presentation in International Accounting on Friday. It was less nerve-racking as I am the only native English speaker in the class and all presentations are in English. A little odd though that I was the only one who had actually prepared the presentation. I am really enjoying all of my classes. I think this semester is going to fly by. Hopefully Marissa will come and visit for her Spring Break at the end of March. We will see. Our roommate's cousin is here this week so we will gauge how that goes over with the senora and then book it... I can't wait. I am having a blast and just taking it all in one day at a time.

Posted by reby813 14:04 Archived in Spain Tagged round_the_world

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