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  • Day8

    Week 1

    June 29, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 84 °F

    I realized quickly how it wouldn’t be so easy to update every day. I’ve been very busy and very tired so I haven’t taken notes or taken too many pictures but here goes.
    Orientation began Wednesday, so the majority of my week has been spent at the school learning my way around and my responsibilities as an English Theatre teacher.
    Classes will begin Monday. At no point can any of the teachers speak Spanish to our Spanish students. This program is about total immersion, which means every subject being taught (theatre, dance, music, arts and crafts, creative writing, etc) will be in English.
    The school I’m at is called Colegio Santa María La Blanca. It’s a catholic school, is very big, and I get to use a fancy fingerprint security system to get to my classes. That means I’m important. I’ll be in charge of students ages 6-14, all of whom speak English at different levels, with one student who has multiple disabilities that have taken 80% of his eyesight and confine him to a wheelchair. I have to consider all of this in all of my theatre lessons, which is causing me some stress because I have to replan some things.

    Anyway, here’s some things I’ve done outside of the actual reason for me being here:
    • Went to the biggest flea market in Madrid
    • Ate octopus, oysters, and other stuff (I’m looking at you, Bob. Photo for proof.)
    • Bought Spanish pants. They’re very comfy.
    • Spent way too much money on fruity pebbles and Dr. Pepper
    • Learn to say the word “apron” in Spanish.
    • Broken and fixed a nail.
    • Ate some delicious sandwiches and fries.
    • Been very, very, VERY American.

    I’ll update when I’m not dying of exhaustion.
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  • Day7

    Infection connection

    May 31, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 79 °F

    Today I got to experience the Spanish health Care industry. Thankfully, I have health insurance coverage while I am travelling! The doctor was very nice, she had a small office on the first floor of an apartment building near Charmatin train station.

    Apparently, I have a sinus infection and Otitis media, which may also be infected in both ears. Unfortunately for my ears, I fly again tomorrow night. :( The doctor was not particularly happy about that fact, but not only do I not have another time to do this, the travel is not refundable. So, hopefully with antibiotics, decongestants and gum, I will survive!Read more

  • Day1

    Estadio Santiago Bernabéu

    April 8, 2016 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 12 °C

    Nach 4 Stunden Flug kamen wir in Madrid an. Mit U-Bahn und ein Stück zu Fuß ging es schnell ins Hotel, wo wir unsere Zimmer bezogen und von der Real Madrid Fußballschule begrüßt wurden.

    Danach ging es wieder ein Stück mit der U-Bahn zum Bernabéu Stadion, das mitten in der Innenstadt von Madrid liegt. Als erstes versuchten wir 2 Tickets für das morgen stattfindende Meisterschaftsspiel der Madrilenen zu bekommen, was uns dann auch gelang. Wichtig! Immer an den offiziellen Verkaufsstand gehen, der direkt am Stadion ist.

    Anschließend buchten wir die große Stadiontour. Für über zwei Stunden läuft man kreuz und quer durchs Stadion, besucht dabei die Tribünen, das Real Madrid Museum, die Umkleidekabinen (man darf nur in die Gästekabine..) und kommt dann bis auf einen Meter an den "heiligen Rasen" des Bernabéu Stadion heran. War jedenfalls ein sehr interessanter Besuch!
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  • Day1

    Plaza Mayor und Mercado de San Miguel

    April 8, 2016 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 10 °C

    Nach dem Besuch des Stadion liefen wir kreuz quer durch die Millionenstadt. Nach dem Besuch des Plaza Mayor besuchten wir den tollen Markt "Mercado de San Miguel". Hier gibt es wirklich alles was man sich zum Essen und Trinken vorstellen kann. Und für mich als Wein Liebhaber wars natürlich Klasse wie das hier gehandhabt wird: jeder geht an einen beliebigen Weinstand, bestellt den Wein seiner Wahl und kann dann in aller Ruhe mit dem Glas in der Hand durch den Markt laufen. Auch Chris kam mit einem wie immer alk-freien Cocktail auf seine Kosten.

    Am Abend suchten wir uns dann eine Tapas Bar fürs Abendessen. Bald war ein kleines Restaurant gefunden, wo wir den Tag mit guten Getränken und Essen ausklingen ließen, bevor wir wieder mit der U-Bahn zurück ins Hotel fuhren.
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  • Day2

    Real Madrid Spiel und Abschlußessen

    April 9, 2016 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Mit dem Taxi ging es zurück in die Innenstadt von Madrid, wir hatten ja die Tickets für das Punktspiel der Profis, es ging gegen den SD Eibar, bis dahin immerhin 4. der Spanischen Primera Division.

    Es war wieder herrliches Wetter, wo es bei uns noch kalt und trüb ist, scheint hier die Sonne und wir konnten einen kleinen Imbiss an einer der zahlreichen Kneipen rings um das Stadion zu uns nehmen.

    Dann gings ins Stadion. Wir waren recht zeitig da und konnten uns nochmals in aller Ruhe umschauen, das Aufwärmen und die Spielervorstellung anschauen. Das Spiel war dann leider schnell entschieden, Real war heute zu stark für die Gäste aus Eibar.

    Nach dem Spiel ging es in das nahe gelegene Restaurant, in dem das Abschlußessen des Veranstalters angesetzt war. Der SV Bergheim wurde besonders erwähnt und erhielt zusammen mit gerade mal 15 anderen Vereinen aus ganz Europa eine "Real Madrid Premium Partner" Plakette überreicht - eine tolle Sache für unseren kleinen Verein.
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  • Day2

    Estadio del Real Madrid

    February 9, 2016 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    Al mediodia fuimos a conocer el estadio Santiago Bernabeu. Empezamos por el mueso, y para Mati este es el mejor museo de club de futbol del mundo.
    Aunque tambien dice que este estadio no se lo merecen los madridistas. 

    Lo mas del dia fue que coincidimos con un entrenamiento de media semana!

    Con toda la movida de prensa del Real, pudimos bajar a los vestuarios, el banco de suplentes y solo hasta el borde de la cancha porque estaban entrenando. 

    Y aun siendo hincha del Barza y todo Mati pego foto con Cristiano!!
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  • Day32

    Madrid - hotel

    September 1, 2015 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    The one hotel I'm staying in during this trip. Living it up! Nice to have a whole bed/bathroom/space to myself but feels so isolated compared to hostels. Not much in the surrounding area either. My last hostel was so good I kinda prefer it!

  • Day35

    Madrid and Toledo

    September 15, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Madrid visit was interesting however The Prado was boring I decided to leave a group in Van something to eat but when we go to Toledo that was a difference the tour director spoke with a English which was translated from Spanish which ones very interesting and amusing but he was very knowledgeable delayed as a beautiful place kind of as well with a visit had a bit of an issue with f****** speeks which it's probably because I was tired and and humor anyway I do know was wonderful and supposed to be a pizzeria but it was well Above That Joint the knot turn some of you want one of one of the description it is it was beautiful as well off to Barcelona todayRead more

  • Day44

    Madrid and the Embassy day 2

    May 22, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    We had to wait until 3pm to pick up our emergency passports so this meant staying another night in Madrid. Went to reception to extend the stay only to be told the price of the room had gone fron 79 Euro to 290 Euro for that night. After going back to reception they felt sorry of our situation and gave us the room for 169 euro.
    Decided to use the hop on off bus for the day and headed off downtown on it. Got off in the centro again and had a wander around then back up to the embassy to get the passports. Took the metro which we thought stopped close by. It was a bit further away than we thought and it was raining so had to taxi the last bit. Walked back the hotel then metro again back downtown. Took the tourist bus again but it got caught in traffic so got off and walked. Found dinner at a local restaurant that did local food. Filling but not that exciting. Back to the hotel for an early night before our next big drive. The main square in old Madrid was very beautiful, huge even by European standards and very buzzy. We found a market adjacent to the square which was more like freestanding food stalls. It was really fun and the food and drink was so different and tasty. We got a plate of padron peppers which are like tiny green capsicums lightly fried in garlic olive oil and sprinkled with rock salt. The coffees and cakes were lovely too!
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  • Day43

    Madrid and the Embassy

    May 21, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Up early to get to the embassy as early as possible. Nice walk of about 15 minutes up the road. Embassy is on 24th floor off an office tower. Security was extreme even to get into the lobby of the building. Had to wait a bit to see anyone (a nice scottish girl) only to be told we needed to get passport photos and the nearest place was back near the hotel. We were able to fill in all the forms before leaving and only had to drop the photos back later that day. Walked back and got the photos done then back to drop them off. Had a rest before heading off to have a look at Madrid centro. Worked out how to use the metro then off downtown. Madrid is an elegant city but lots of people out and about. Wandered the streets trying to find food that was not Tapas. Finally found a little place that did a reasonable meal then back to the hotel on the metro. Noticed that lots of people smoke in Spain; the cigarettes are very cheap.Read more

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