Category: Spain

Raíces: Andalucía Part I

Hola todos, School is starting to pick up with the workload with midterms quickly approaching. I have an exam next Thursday for Spanish Language History, on Friday for Communication Theory and a four-page paper due for my Novel class in three weeks! The communication class requires A LOT of analysis. At times, it feels a ...

Raíces: Toledo

Hola amigos, This past Saturday, I took a day trip with City Life to Toledo. It was a nice trip to such a symbolic city. Toledo is an hour’s drive from Madrid. It was founded over 3000 years ago and was even the capital of Spain for several decades. It is a city filled with ...

Raíces: Museo Arqueológico Nacional

Qué tal mi gente, Wow, this week went by super fast. I have a ton of homework this weekend. Classes are starting to pick up speed after a few slow weeks. I enjoy all of my classes. They are all very interesting, different and, above all, challenging in their own regard, especially Advanced Spanish. It’s probably the ...

Raíces: Barcelona & El Pilar Festival

Qué tal amigos, I had a nice time at Barcelona this past weekend! The road trip itself was very long. Due to laws in Spain that prohibit a bus driver from driving for more than four hours, we had to make three stops each way, so the trip took eight hours on the road to get ...

Raíces: Museo de Ciencias Naturales

Hola todos, I am writing this post on my phone while on my way to Barcelona!! I am super excited. I will write all about how the trip went in my next post, so be sure to check it out next Tuesday. I went to the museum of natural sciences. It’s a 10-minute walk from ...

Raíces: Aranjuez & Chinchón

Hola amigos, I had such a nice time at Aranjuez and Chinchón! Aranjuez used to be the town where the royal family would vacation for Spring and Summer in the 16th and 17th centuries. The royal palace there is a historic site. It is used today as a museum for tourism. The palace is surrounded ...

Raíces: El Rastro

Qué tal mi gente, On Sunday, I decided to go to El Rastro, which is an outdoor flea market held on Sunday mornings. It is a popular spot for Madrileños and tourists alike, and is only a few stops from where I live. From what I saw, it only extends on a single street with ...

Raíces: Palacio Real (Royal Palace)

Hola amigos, This weekend, I decided to go out and pay an inexpensive (€6 reduced student fee) visit to Spain’s Royal Palace. Although it is scarcely ever used for more than tours and public visits in modern times, it has a lot of history in Madrid and Spain. Coming from the United States, thinking of kings and ...

Raíces: Universidad Antonio de Nebrija

Hola mi gente, I survived my first week of classes! I hadn’t talked much about Nebrija yet because I actually hadn’t started until this past Monday. It has been a very interesting week and I am already learning a lot. Even though I have spoken Spanish every day, listen mostly to music in Spanish and ...

Raíces: Weekend Trip to Valencia

Qué tal amigos, I had a great weekend at Valencia this past weekend! Like I mentioned in my last post, the trip was coordinated through City Life Madrid, which is an organization for students in and around Madrid, especially international students, and includes trips, events and activities that come at a relatively low cost. The ...