The Start of our Adventure

Trip Start Jun 02, 2012
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Trip End Jul 01, 2012


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Monday, June 4, 2012

Today was the first day at the school called Estudio Sampere. We meet at eleven o'clock in the morning in front of the school. We walked through Madrid with a woman named Esther. We walked for, more or less two hours. We visited some popular places in Madrid. These included Telecommunications Building, Gran Via, Plaza del Sol, Plaza Mayor and Plaza de Orientes. We learned much about the history of the city and the buildings of Madrid. I really enjoyed the tour; I learned a lot of interesting facts about different things other than Spanish culture. For example, we learned a lot about Mythology through the architectural influence that we saw in many of the buildings here. We also learned the history behind the name 'Nike' and the Nike swoosh! It was really hot outside and many of our feet started to hurt but it was definitely a great tour.

After the tour, we had free time to do anything. Some of us bought a cellphone to talk to each other. At 3:30pm we went to school for the placement exam, orientation and also the first of our classes. I was a little nervous about the exam, but it wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. I was placed into 'La Cultura Espanola' with Julie and Jonathan. Our professor, Javi, is really cool and definitely makes the class interesting. After class we went to the 'Copa de Bienvenida' to celebrate the start of our adventure and also to meet more people from Estudio Sampere.

Now, we are separated but some of us will meet at a place at Sol to have some fun.

We are having a good time here in Madrid but it is only the beginning of our great adventure! I can't wait to see what the rest of the month will bring us.

See you later!

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Hoy estaba la primera dia con la escuela que se llama Estudio Sampere. Nosotros nos reunimos al las once de la manana en frente de la escuela. Paseamos por Madrid con una mujer que se llama Ester. Caminabamos por, mas o menos, dos horas. Visitabamos a unos lugares populares de Madrid. Estos incluye El Edificio Telefonica, Gran Via, La Plaza del Sol, La Plaza Mayor y La Plaza de Orientes. Aprendimos mucho de la historia de la cuidad y tambien de los edificos de Madrid.

Despues del paseo, teniamos tiempo libre para hacer cualquier cosa. Algunos de nosotros comprabamos unos moviles para hablar el uno al otro. A las tres y media fuimos a la escuela para el examen, la orientacion y tambien la primera clase. Despues de las clases fuimos a la Copa de Bienvenida para celebrar el comienzo de nuestra aventura y tambien para conocernos mas personas del Estudio Sampere.

Ahora, estamos separados pero algunos de nosotros vamos a reunirnos a un lugar alrededor del Estadio de Santiago Bernabeu.

Nosotros estamos teniendo un buen tiempo aqui en Madrid pero solo es el comienza de nuestra grande aventura!

Hasta lugeo.

Escrito por Jackie.
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cmebacher
cmebacher on

Me gustan mucho las fotos. Buen comienzo. Espero que en el futuro puedas añadir más sobre lo que te gustó, qué notaste de nuevo, extraño, diferente y tus opiniones y reflexiones sobre todo ello.
CME

cmebacher
cmebacher on

Profesora, yo vi sus comentarios y he añadido un poco más arriba.

cmebacher
cmebacher on

Muy bien Jackie. Añadiste algunos comentarios interesantes y ahora sabemos más de tu experiencia de Madrid. Dra. Ebacher

Brittany on

me encanta la foto de nuestros pies !!!!!! que lindo

cmebacher
cmebacher on

I remember that walk. I felt like I had a good workout afterwards. It also helped me be less afraid of being in a new city. I felt like I would be able to figure out where I was if I went out on my own later.

I really liked all the mythology as well. It is interesting when you realize how old parts of Madrid really are.

cmebacher
cmebacher on

Knowing this is our last week, and looking backat our first real day in Madrid it's so funny to see what we did and how unsure we were about everything. Now we know exactly where to go and we have seen pretty much all of the main parts of Madrid!! We definetly kept busy these last few weeks, and its nice to go back and look at how we all were in the beginning of the trip and what we did the first day, and how it is so different now because we are so comfortable with the city now.

By: Eva Villafania

Wanda Ingoglia on

I remember that walk. I felt like I had a good workout afterwards. It also helped me be less afraid of being in a new city. I felt like I would be able to figure out where I was if I went out on my own later.

I really liked all the mythology as well. It is interesting when you realize how old parts of Madrid really are.

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