Day 40 in España – ¡fiestas, the 4th of July, and a new piercing!
Colorado College / Salamanca / sophomore year / Spain / Summer / Travel

Day 40 in España – ¡fiestas, the 4th of July, and a new piercing!

So… Today was the last day of Spanish 306 with Professor Salvino Bizzarro. Because we had accomplished all of our homework yesterday – the presentations on poem analysis in class, plus the one page response paper – all we had left to do was finish writing and editing our final paper. I chose to answer … Continue reading

Day 31 in España – ¡Museo del Prado!
Colorado College / Madrid / sophomore year / Spain / Summer / Travel

Day 31 in España – ¡Museo del Prado!

So… Today was tour day and our last day in Madrid. We woke up early once again to have breakfast, and since the breakfast selection was exactly the same I decided to have the exact same breakfast platter – mini napolitanas, mini croissants w/ powdered sugar, an open toastie with cheese and salami, and a … Continue reading

Day 30 in España – ¡Museo Reina Sofia and el Teatro Reina Victoria!
Colorado College / Madrid / sophomore year / Spain / Summer / Travel

Day 30 in España – ¡Museo Reina Sofia and el Teatro Reina Victoria!

So… Today was a very tourist-y day. Breakfast at the hotel was between 8:30-9:15am, but Josie, Jess and I woke up at 8am to take our showers since our tour of the Museo Nacional Arte de Reina Sofia was planned for 9:30am. Breakfast was really yummy: the hotel served fresh orange juice, mini-croissants covered in powdered … Continue reading

Day 27 in España – ¡”Play It Again, Sam”, and Karaoke Night!
Colorado College / Salamanca / sophomore year / Spain / Summer / Travel

Day 27 in España – ¡”Play It Again, Sam”, and Karaoke Night!

So… Today we had another afternoon movie session. This time the movie was Play It Again, Sam, a 1972 film written by and starring Woody Allen, based on his Broadway play. It was a hilarious parody of the movie Casablanca, but in this movie the main character (played by Woody Allen) received dating advice from Humphrey Bogart (who … Continue reading

Day 26 in España – ¡Casablanca!
Colorado College / Salamanca / sophomore year / Spain / Summer / Travel

Day 26 in España – ¡Casablanca!

So… Today was the first ‘movie afternoon’ planned for the block. I was actually quite excited because 1) I have never watched the movie Casablanca before, and 2) we would all be watching at Rafa’s cafe in the afternoon, which meant that we could munch on snacks and have a nice cold drink while watching said … Continue reading

Week 4, Day 25 in España – ¡Spanish 306 with Salvino!
Colorado College / Salamanca / sophomore year / Spain / Summer / Travel

Week 4, Day 25 in España – ¡Spanish 306 with Salvino!

So… Today was the first day of Block B with professor Salvino Bizzarro. We spent the class going over the syllabus and what Sal expected of us. Apparently, there would be a lot of changes in terms of reading schedules and when we read certain short stories. Spanish 306 is different from Spanish 305 in … Continue reading