January 31, 2010

How about that ride in?

Like I said, I’m finally HERE in SPAIN. I seriously can’t believe it. It hasn’t set in yet and I don’t think it will by the time we leave on Saturday.
It was my first time flying overseas and it wasn’t nearly as bad as I thought. The flights were super underbooked (which my Spell Checker tells me is not actually a word. Spain brings out the rebel in me) so for both flights I got a row all to myself. I love window seats!

Maybe it’s Jersey Shore. FIST PUMP!

This trip is a lot of firsts for me like my first time being served a meal on an airplane.

On the menu: (sketchy) chicken, mashed potatoes, veggies, a roll, salad, cheese & crackers, a brownie, and water in an ice cream cup.

We even got breakfast since it was already 9:35 AM in Spain by the time we arrived.

The moist towelette was surprisingly refreshing!

And since we were flying east, we got to see a sunrise on speed.

Snow-covered mountains over northern Spain.


Closer and closer to Madrid.

Super cool round-about somewhere in Madrid. We’re getting closer…

Spain might be Dr. B’s worst nightmare. Dr. B: you may want to close your eyes for the next few pictures.

It may also be J’s dream.

There were at least 5 that I saw as we got closer but went by before I could snap a picture. (Mom, please tell Dr. B he can open his eyes :) )

Touching down in Madrid at Barajas.

Barajas is known as one of the most beautiful airports in the world for this terminal. It’s elegant, innovative, and really awesome.

I didn’t take this picture. I didn’t even arrive at this terminal. My plane actually parked in the middle of the tarmac and a shuttle pulled up to take us to the main concourse. Hacía muy frio : 27°F! But we made it, got our passports stamped, and picked up our luggage. We met the group directors and met the people we are going to spend the next 2.5 months with. Everyone is super nice and I love how we’re from all over the country, from all different backgrounds, with completely different majors but still have end up here together. There’s even 2 guys from Serbia in our group!

After all of the delayed flights arrived, we hopped on a bus that took us to our hotel, la Husa Moncloa in la Plaza Princesa. Unfortunately the hotel does not have free wi-fi; it costs 6€ for an hour! But once I get to Málaga, I will have more access and you will have more frequent posts :)

I hope everyone is doing well and I miss you all. ¡Vos amo!


Patrick said...

i miss you too :(

Dr. Brother said...

Mom did not warn me about this. -.-

Kasey said...

Ugh! Trans-Atlantic airplane food. Bleh!