It has been a whirlwind of crazy amounts of school work ever since our training class started on Monday. I knew that I was entering an intensive course... but didn't realize just how intensive it really is! We have a ton of assignments and lesson plans to complete in the next 4 weeks.
Needless to say, I've been trying to find my groove with studying again. I haven't had much time to explore the city this week.
Here's the past week according to my Instagram.
Cappuccinos are perfection here. I especially love the ones at a cafe called "Granier."
It has been muy frio for this Florida girl!
Sometimes you just really need some chocolate.
You can always count on wine being cheaper than water.
This American is really missing her dryer back home.
Word to the wise - you want a nutritious meal in Madrid?
Make it yourself.
I'm teaching my lesson on prepositions of direction TOMORROW to an Elementary English class.
By Elementary I mean adults with very low English language skills, not kids.
I took a break from studying and headed to El Rastro with some girls in my class.
It is a huge flea market Madrid puts on in the La Latina barrio every Sunday.
One of my friends bought the poster this vendor is holding for 8 euros.
I'm thinking I might want to find him again in the next few weeks.
I finally had my first truly delicious meal here today. I can't remember the Spanish name for it, but it is an open-faced sandwich with caramelized onions, pork sirloin, goat cheese slices, and a raspberry sauce on top of a slice of whole-wheat toast. I savored every single bite.
I am taking every second to appreciate the beauty that is Madrid, Espana.
I could see miles and miles of the city standing at this nondescript intersection in La Latina.
So nervous to teach for the first time tomorrow.... eeeek!