Wow! Last weekend was quite a weekend. I went out on Friday night here in Madrid with some girls and we had a great night out! I didn't mean to stay out all night, but all the sudden it was 5am and we were still dancing...oops! We made it just in time to make the 5:30 bus and got home around 6am. I went to bed for about 2 hours and then got on a train to Salamanca to visit Kara, a friend from Carroll. It was great to see the city with a local ;) and awesome to get a bit of home here in Spain. We went out all night in Salamanca, which is a really cool city because its filled with students. (and great because its super cheap compared to Madrid - 5€ for a night out!!) We met some really cool people, and had a crazy night. Hopefully Kara will be visiting me in Madrid next weekend for some big city fun! :)
The week was like any normal week here for me. Classes are going well...a bit harder this semester than last, but I think that is because I actually understand what is going on in class, therefore understand when we have homework and actually do it....I should go back to not understanding everything - easier that way. Wednesday I went to El Escorial, a town near Madrid, with some friends. It was FREEZING, cold enough to flurry, which is a big change from last week when it was almost 70F here!
On Saturday we went into the city for a touristy day. It was supposed to be rainy and cold, but as usual the weather men were wrong, and it turned out to be a nice day. Most of what we saw was stuff that I hadn't seen already which was really cool. I've lived here for 5 full months and there is still a lot I haven't seen! So much I have to do still!!
We started out our tour at Las Ventas, the largest bull fighting ring in Madrid...don't worry, no bull fights - just photos outside. :)
After Las Ventas, we went to the Temple of Debod, and Egyptian temple in Madrid. I know, and Egyptian temple in Madrid...? Apparently it was some sort of gift or something. Its really cool outside, but of course we waited in line to go in, and its exactly what it looks like it would be, a stone room with nothing...yep, that exciting.
|This is a picture of my host mom and I at the temple, different day - same temple.|
|Sooyoung and I at the Palace|