I am beyond excited that I have the incredible opportunity to study abroad in Spain this semester. I cannot wait for the adventures that these next three months in Europe will bring! Make sure to keep up with my blog over the next three months to read all about the incredible adventures I will have while living in Seville, Spain, and the side excursions in Spain and other European countries that I encounter.
First stop: Madrid, Spain.
After a long day of flights, I finally made it to Madrid, Spain, yesterday morning. I have been dreaming of this moment for so long now, that it honestly does not feel real that I am finally here.
Yesterday, a very fun case of jet lag did not allow for much exploring of Madrid after I got to the hotel where my study abroad group is staying. A long nap was the cure for that! I did not think it would be that bad, but I was definitely mistaken. Jet lag is no joke, my friends. But don’t worry, the jet lag did not stop me from leaving the hotel for a little bit to try croquetas y vino blanco.
Today was an absolutely beautiful day to explore the city of Madrid. Everything from the architecture to the rich history was so incredible to experience. We started off the day with a walking tour of Madrid where we got to hear from a guide all about the rich history of the city. During this tour, we visited the cutest little mercado (market) that had everything from pescado (fish), sangria (my personal favorite), and deserts. We got to see places like the Royal Palace, Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol and Buen Retiro Park just to name a few. After the walking tour, we visited a museum, Museo Nacional Del Prado, where we got to see some incredible art pieces from famous Spanish painters.
Madrid is such a beautiful city and I am so thankful that I got the chance to explore it!
Next stop: Toledo, Spain.