Category: Spain

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 ...

Raíces: Homestay Advice

Hola amigos, I just wanted to give an update regarding words of advice and tips that I am sure will help you future study abroad students make a decision on whether a homestay is right for you. I have been here for over two weeks now and am finally starting to feel more comfortable. My homestay ...

Raíces: El Museo Del Prado

Qué tal amigos, I had a very eventful weekend! On Friday, I visited El Museo del Prado, the world-renowned art museum. I decided that it truly deserves a post of its own because of the intricacy and sheer beauty of all the artwork housed inside. The commute was relatively easy and short: a 20-minute bus ride. It ...