Category: Travel

Segovia: Charming Roman medieval city near Madrid

The famous Roman aqueduct of Segovia

Last November 2010, two of my old roommates and I went on a day trip to Segovia, an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Segovia is a charming old Roman medieval city about 90km northwest of Madrid. I loved it!

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Torrejón de Ardoz: My school and Parque Europa

Nike of Samothrace in Parque Europa, Torrejón de Ardoz

with my cute 2nd graders

So the school I work at is in Torrejón de Ardoz (or just “Torrejón” for short), which is a city about 18km east of Madrid. I am a very lucky girl because I absolutely love the school I work at. From the beginning, my colleagues made me feel like part of a family. Everybody is very friendly, and the students are generally well-behaved, very loving and appreciative :). I am always showered with hugs, kisses, and random drawings and paintings.

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Mallorca, Spain: Oktoberfest island getaway



Last October 2010
, just a few weeks after I moved to Madrid and only one week after work started, there was a long weekend and my (old) roommates and I jetted off to the lovely island of Mallorca.

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New beginnings: Looking back at my first days in Madrid

puerta del sol

Almost a full year ago, in September 2010, I made the big move to Madrid Spain. Many friends thought I was crazy for moving to a place that I had never been to before, and where I didn’t really know anybody!

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