I've finished my first week in Spain and it has been an exciting and exhausting time. This first week I've settled in to my apartment, my internship and Madrid. I arrived in Madrid a few days before my internship and headed straight to my apartment. Ten people from across Europe and the United States live here. There are 2 guys from Spain, 2 guys from France, a girl from Ireland, a girl from Germany, a girl from France, and a girl from California plus another student from the UofM and me. If you've seen L'Auberge Espagnole, it's been a lot like that- minus extra-marital affairs. It's been interesting to meet everyone and navigate the differences between each culture. For instance, yesterday my European flatmates were talking about how Americans can eat really spicy food. They were talking about my flatmate from California´s sriracha sauce. While they could barely handle a few drops, my flatmate adds a bunch to her food and casually eats it. They were amazed by this yet I never thought Americans could handle spicy food. Experiences like this have been quite interesting and have helped me adjust to the lifestyle differences.
|Main room/kitchen of my apartment|
|Waiting for the team in Cibeles|
|I found these pieces of art in a communal garden|