Tag Archives: Madrid

Feliz Navidad and the Christmas Lottery

This is my last (and slightly delayed) blog post for the semester. It seems impossible to sum up the experiences and memories of my semester in Spain so I thought I would talk about my final month in Madrid, specifically:  … Continue reading

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El sabor de Madrid

I feel like it would be a crime to not talk about food in Spain since that’s what my days revolve around. As someone who is an extremely mediocre cook, eating other people’s food all semester has been a wonderful … Continue reading

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Waiting for the Metro

I’m now a month into my study abroad experience and I associate my day-to-day life in Madrid with a lot of things: drinking tinto de verano with friends at a café, talking about politics with my host family over cena, … Continue reading

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Embracing the Uncomfortable

I’m currently sitting in my new room in my host family’s apartment, sweating profusely. Unfortunately for me, it is just as hot in Madrid as it is in D.C., but without the blessing of constant air conditioning. My slightly overheated … Continue reading

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Spain has no government—but not because of the anarchists

The unprecedented series of events occurring in the U.S. presidential election cycle has sparked international interest (and concern) and a total saturation of the domestic media, so it’s easy to forget that the U.S. isn’t the only western democracy undergoing … Continue reading

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The First Month

As of today, I’ve been in Madrid, Spain for a whole month. After thirty-one days of learning, travelling, exploring, and avoiding responsibility, there’s a lot of potential material for me to cover in this first blog post, but no way … Continue reading

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Experiencing International Exposure

I’m waiting for the metro, tapping my foot anxiously. On this particular morning, I had left my apartment at 8:03 instead of 8:00. So despite my attempts to speed walk gracefully through throngs of slow-moving Spaniards in the one block … Continue reading

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Be Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

After two years of experiencing college moving days, I like to think that I’m a professional last minute packer. To my parents’ annoyance, I am able to pack a semester’s worth of belongings in one day. But, this often means … Continue reading

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Two’s A Crowd, Three’s A Party…Until They All Fall Down.

If we consider the wise words above by Andy Warhol to hold true, then the pueblicito (little town) named Consuegras that 88-year-old Antonio lives in with his four chickens, three goats, and one horse definitely charts itself proudly on the map of … Continue reading

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Goodbye My Almost Lover

End of yet another week at Complutense, followed up ahead by a final group session with all of the Georgetown program students in Madrid this semester and a Goodbye dinner in the evening for the Spanish mentors and us. Having … Continue reading

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