you know the one i took like last week
I’ve had a really good day in Seville, although I did so much walking I wore myself out by like 6 and had to come back and take a siesta…but the rest has been wonderful, I got to go to the Alcazar (look it up very rad) and walk through all the little streets, and the festival for Corpus Christi was today so there were lots of processions and music and crowds and I’m staying in this incredibly nice hostel where everything’s clean and functioning and the staff and the other guests are super friendly. So everything’s going well but I am just too exhausted to write any more or post pictures. Maybe tomorrow.
would you all
like to hear something cool
I’m going on a trip tomorrow
FOR A WEEK
To Seville, Córdoba, and Granada.
I’m freaking out mostly cause I’m excited, a little because I’m scared
BUT I’M FINALLY DOING SOMETHING
(I’m staying in hostels and stuff and going to tour and around and I get to go to the Alhambra I’m very excited).
And I’ll have wifi in all the hostels so I’ll keep you all posted on the haps.
SO YEAH WISH ME LUCK
I know I complain a lot about Spain but I will say it’s nice to be in a country that really appreciates Pocoyo.
Madrid v. 3
I went to Madrid this past week from Tuesday to Friday, making it my longest trip there yet! It was a pretty good visit, the purpose of it was to go look at colleges and dorms for Ana, which was unbelievably boring (they have to interview to get into dorms here so it was just like sitting in waiting rooms until the interview was over) but luckily I only had to go to two, and the other times I got to check out Madrid by myself. It was so unbelievably hot I can’t even describe it, making being outside not super pleasant, but I got to go to the Museo del Prado (wow really really cool and I know next to nothing about art) and Retiro Park and the Gran Via and some cool little shopping neighborhoods. So all the parts that I was by myself were good, it was just when I was with my host family that was no fun…they seemed intent on pushing all my buttons and it was just very exhausting. BUT Madrid man it is a cool city I highly recommend it there’s tons to see and do, a nice change from Don Benito.
I took no photos cause like what’s the point but just google-image Madrid I went to most of the touristy places and there’s good photos so do that.
are people interested in my life
On Tuesday Brianna (another American exchange student) and I went up to a city called Cáceres for the day. It’s about 2 hours away by bus, and fairly big for Extremaduran standards. The town itself isn’t that exciting, pretty typical really, but the big attraction is the Old Part of town. (Well, they call it “Monumental City” but Brianna and I just ended up calling it “the Old Part” the whole time.) So it’s this giant area in the middle of the town, enclosed within some ancient wall, and inside are all medieval buildings and nothing else. It’s not really a town insomuch as it doesn’t have things like “taverns” and “blacksmiths” or whatever you think of when you think medieval towns, it’s mostly just big sandstone buildings (they call them palaces but they’re not really palaces) and towers and churches and sweet little cobblestone alleys. It’s really cool how much has been preserved, though, and it’s completely untouched by the outside, so there’s not much aggressive touristic stuff, either. I think maybe two restaurants. So Brianna and I spent the majority of the day there, but we also managed to go to the the Cáceres mall, too, since we scheduled a bit too much time for sightseeing. The malls here are kind of pathetic, and I’m not much of a fan of malls in America, but there’s something really comforting about them now. Weird. Anyways, I’m going to post a general update of how things are going here soon, but first! Photos!