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Monthly Archives: January 2014
Unlike the typical Paseos por Madrid which take place during the day on Fridays, this week’s class took place at 9:30 on Wednesday night and didn’t finish until 11:30. Being out so late (though, honestly, midnight is not late in Spain) … Continue reading
On Tuesday night, Christy, Hyunjin, and I finally had the chance to see the Real Madrid stadium filled with real people. It was a totally different experience to see the venue lit up at night with tons of people in … Continue reading
As if we didn’t get our fill of the outdoors during our visit to the Retiro yesterday, today we decided to go on a hike in the Sierra de Guadarrama within the Cuenca Alta del Manzares regional park. This is actually … Continue reading
Paseos por Madrid is another class offered as part of American University’s Iberian Experience that the Madrid Business Program students can participate in occasionally. Paseo is a Spanish word that means a walk or stroll, though its connotation is very … Continue reading
Today, my friend Christy and I had some free time outside of classes so we decided to explore the area north and south ICADE a little bit. We were trying to find some cool, non-touristy places to hang out and … Continue reading
Though American University didn’t have classes on Monday because of Martin Luther King Day, Jr. Day (and actually had classes cancelled today as well because of snow!), Spain does not have such a holiday, so we still had to attend school.
Last night we had the opportunity to attend our first Spanish partido de fútbol, or soccer game, with the match between Atlético de Madrid (“Madrid Athletics”) and Sevilla. It was definitely an experience to say the least.
One of the benefits of studying abroad in Madrid at the same time as the students doing American University’s Iberian Experience programs is that the ICADE students have the opportunity to attend the trips around Spain and Portugal that the others go … Continue reading
After we got out of classes today, my friends Christy, Sam, Haley, and I decided to go on a churros tour of Madrid, trying to check out the three of the best places in the city. If you don’t know, churros … Continue reading