Month Two!

I can’t believe it (again!).  I am on the second month here in Spain (I should have posted this a few days ago.. whoops!)

You will have to forgive my tardiness.  We just had our first quarter final exams last week (scary times!).  It is the first time I have ever had a class where the final exam was 100% of your grade. Needless to say, the past week and weekend brings no real exciting news-just a lot of studying.

Luckily for me, the public library system has a branch inside the parque del buen retiro. Here is a link to some google images of said library
I am also happy to say I have successfully applied for my NIE (foreign identity number) card in the middle of exam week which was quite the hassle! If you are, or know anyone who is, a student coming to Spain, please drop me a line so I can try to shed light on this process. There really is no reliable process from what I saw, so I may give you bad advice, but I’d be happy to give you a list of ways to try.

To make up for my horrible lack of blog posts, this week I will update about when Bess and I went to Sevilla & Valencia AND about my trip to see Iris in Heidelberg!

Of course below are some photographic smatterings of my life in Madrid!

 

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Growing on the side of the royal botanical gardens. On the way to the library one morning
walk to school
Walking to school this afternoon on paseo del prado
caxiaforum
caixa forum (right by my house). Its fun to see how the plants grow every day!
palacio
the palacio de cristal from the side
relax
Taking a study break on a bench in the park
study
The mountains of study
waiting for cercanias
Waiting for the “cercanias” to go home (I really love the public transit here)

 

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