Sunday, June 24, 2012

Arrival

After a long day of traveling, I've just arrived at my hotel in Madrid! Mom and Dad brought me to Logan for my 2:30 departure to Philadelphia for connection to Madrid. Both flights went smoothly and we landed here at about 8:00 am (or 2:00 am EST).  The time change is definitely going to be an adjustment! My program director, Andrea, met me at the airport and brought me to the Hotel Regina. Just driving through the city, I've already gotten to see lots of beautiful architecture! I can't wait to explore the area! The other girls in my program will arrive this afternoon, and we will be able to adventure together later today.
I love hearing Spanish all around! It will definitely take a little while for it to click completely, but I was able to converse with Andrea on our cab ride without using English.

                                 Saying goodbye!                                                   Heading for the gate!


¡Acabo de llegar en Madrid después de un día larga de viajar! Mis padres vinieron a Logan Airport conmigo para despedirnos. Salí de Boston a las dos y media de la tarde para la escala en Philadelphia. El aeroplano aterricé en Madrid a las ocho de la mañana aquí (dos de la mañana EST). Tendré que ajustarme al cambio de tiempo. Le conocí a la directora del programa, Andrea, al aeropuerto en Madrid, y venimos al Hotel Regina. Ya he visto mucha arquitectura bonita mientras estábamos en taxi. ¡Me gustaría explorar la ciudad pronto! Las otras chicas en el programa van a llegar esta tarde, y entonces podremos explorar conjuntos.
¡Me encanta escuchar castellano! Tengo que ajustarme a la idioma, pero ya podía conversar con Andrea sin usar inglés.

2 comments:

  1. So glad you had a good flight and that you arrived safely! Trust me, you'll be used to the time change and be completely immersed in the culture in no time! *Especially* because you know Spanish! =D

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  2. Thanks Bridgette! I'm loving it so far!

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