Another week has gone by, strange how that keeps happening... :)
Not as eventful as others but still found time to have some fun and do some tourist stuff.
Classes are getting a lot better, I understand more and have made some acquaintances in some of my classes. (I now have about 6 new facebook friends) Speaking of facebook, I saw the new Social Network movie, the story of Mark Zuckerberg, founder of facebook. Didn't have very high expectations for it, was mainly excited for the popcorn - which did live up to my expectations, but the movie was great! Very witty and its a great story in general, highly recommend it.
Anyways, Marzia and I found some time this past weekend to explore the Retiro Park in Madrid. Its a beautiful park in the center of the city where we stumbled upon a canoe/kayak race going on in the lake. We sat in the grass and watched the race, the strange people that the park attracts and enjoyed the sunny day. (Have I mentioned its ALWAYS sunny here - fantastic!) We also wanted to explore the Mercado de San Miguel, a covered food market in Madrid. We made our way there and after a couple laps around the market to check out our options we decided to try different cheeses from all over Spain. It was delicious!
|The lake in Retiro Park|
Saturday during lunch my host dad asked if I wanted to go to the Real Madrid game that evening, not sure why he had to ask, of course I wanted to go! I went with him and my host brother and it was a lot of fun. Much better than the first game I went to, probably because they won 6-1 so it was a lot more exciting. After the game I met up with Marzia, Charlie and Elli in Madrid and went out with them for a while, good end to the weekend.
Next week there is not anything on the calendar, except for that its Halloween, which I guess they do celebrate here! I don't know exactly how they celebrate it, but its a good excuse to party, not that they need an excuse. :)
Until next time <3