And the adventure begins...
Hola from España!
Just got settled into my new home for the next 4 months, a lovely little flat on Calle Santa María in Madrid. I'm living with a wonderful host mother named Carmen who just happens to be an artist. Couldn't have landed myself a better home for the semester! The flight over was smooth sailing, with a lovely 3-course dinner and a very spacious seat, beating out any other international flight I've ever taken. I even celebrated my departure with a glass of wine.
It's only my first day so far and I've already explored much of Madrid with Carmen on her moped, which www an entirely new (and fun!) experience for me. Hopefully the first new experience of many! We also bought about a month's supply of fruits and veggies from a market across town, and it all only cost about 30 euros. Doesn't make me miss whole foods, where that would get me two boxes of strawberries and an apple!
My roommate gets in in a few hours, and until then I plan to try relaxing without falling asleep...we'll see if I'm successful.