Thursday, February 26, 2009


The past few days have been really fun and very tiring. We went on a tour of the Salamanca-the guide showed us all the historical stuff and pointed out things on the buildings we walk by every day. It´s amazing. My laptop is super slow with this internet, so I probably won´t post pictures til this weekend. Sorryyy!
We ate paella and it was delicious. Like I suspected, the shrimp freaked me out. They keep the legs and eyes on them when they´re served. But after I got those off, it was great!
This morning we had a traditional breakfast: churros and chocolate. How the Spaniards are not all fatties is beyond me. The churros aren´t sweet like they are at home, but then they dip them in melted chocolate. I told you all I was going to come back 20 lbs heavier.
But maybe not, because the walk to school is 15 minutes, and I do it multiple times a day it feels like. We walk everywhere, and I LOVE that. In Azusa and Vacaville, you have to drive everywhere. It´s so nice not having to worry about paying for parking or gas. It´s a beautiful way of life.
Biggest changes I´ve experienced:
I smell like smoke all the time. From cafes to the plaza to whatever, everyone´s always smoking.
People don´t go out until like 2am. The streets are empty at around 11pm. It´s a little hard to keep up.
There are many more.. I will update as I remember them.


Sunday, February 22, 2009


Yesterday we drove into Salamanca and I thought I was going to pee my pants. This is the most amazing city, and I cannot believe I live here. Madrid was cool, but Salamanca has the smaller city feel. Instead of looking like a big dirty city just like one in America, it has cobblestone grounds and the most beautiful buildings and cathedrals like the ones you see in movies.

We went out last night with the whole group and today we had orientation. We walked around the city and saw the school we´d be studying at. It´s called don Quijote and apparently there are a ton of Dutch people that study with us. Sweet.

I can´t believe this is real life. I´m already in love.

Soon, I´ll post pictures of my amazing apartment (that is a lot bigger than i expected) and my awesome roommates that I adore.

miss you all still!

Friday, February 20, 2009


I´m in Spain. We´re in Madrid for the night, and tomorrow we are taking a little tour of Madrid and then heading to our apartments in Salamanca for the next three months! Out of about 37 people in our group on our flight, about 20 of us had our luggage lost. So right now I´m wearing the same clothes that I flew in. Perfect. They´re sending our stuff to Salamanca, so hopefully I´ll have my stuff by tomorrow! But whatever, I´m in Spain, I can do without clothes for a day hah.

I love Madrid and will definitely be coming back. I´m kind of in love with Spain already. I can´t wait to be settled into my apartment.
The keyboards are a little hard to use, but enough facebook and I´ll be good to go :]

love love!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Oh hey, I leave tomorrow

I'm in Azusa, and it's 1:04 am. Not a surprise. I have to wake up by 4 am tomorrow and leave for the airport at 5 am. My flight leaves from LAX to Miami, then Miami to Madrid. 13 hours total plus stop-over time. I will be in Madrid for a couple days to adjust to jet lag, then on Saturday afternoon we will be in Salamanca, where I will be for the next three months! 

I said all my Vacaville goodbyes last week, and tonight had the last of my Azusa goodbyes. Tonight was the first time I had a hint of realization that I would not see these people for a long time. It made me sad, but also made me appreciate the pretty wonderful people I have in my life to come back to. 

I still don't feel like I'm going to Spain tomorrow. Ahh.

I don't really know how to blog, and it feels kind of silly, but I'll get used to it. I think it can be a really good tool for keeping in touch. It'll also make my job a lot easier when I get back, while not having to just say, "Oh it was so _____ (great/bad)." Hopefully the former.

I promise I will try to make these somewhat bearable and entertaining. Lots of pictures to come. This will also probably be all over the place- sorry English majors. 

Well, chances are if you are reading this, I love you and will miss you dearly. Find me on skype: nadynejanette

all my love.