arriving to this completely new place full of curiosity and wonder, and seeing this futuristic looking airport, i thought this was a sure sign that new and crazy things were sure to come. i rode this little conveyor belt thing and just looked around in amazement. “i made it” were the words that kept coming up in my head. it was so hard to believe that after all the stress, investments, and doubts, i had finally landed in Madrid for the 3 month study abroad program in Sevilla, Spain.
So tired and hungry from the long trip we (Arleen and i) made our way down to the lobby where we were suppose to meet up with everyone and waited the 3-4 hours it took to finally get picked up by the Isa coordinators. And could you believe the told us not to sleep! didn’t feed us! and scheduled a tour about an hour after arriving at our hotel! without a doubt my roommate and i tried to sneak in a little nap as it was crucial in order for us to survive that panoramic tour of Madrid.
My roommate who was in charge of the alarm clock totally failed us both in her sleep! This little lady shut off her alarm and failed to fulfill her duties in waking us up in time for the tour. Needless to say we missed it, but were too damn tired to care. i dont even remember what i did about food that day. i think i waited it out until the free breakfast we were offered the next morning. Definitely a tough first day!