I've moved in with my family and had my first few days of class! The family is sweet, though we haven't had a whole lot of contact yet. They appear a little gruff, but are very nice and accommodating. They live on the third floor (actually the 4th) and I have my own room which is simple but nice and my very own balcony that's gorgeous!
Classes so far have been fairly easy as I am only taking 2 language courses in the early part of the day and wont start my elective courses until the end of September. There are only 10 people in my class: 4 from Germany, 2 from Holland, and 4 from the US (1 being me). Since I am not swamped with work yet I have time to walk around and enjoy the sights and sounds of Madrid. This afternoon I am going to be taking a fieldtrip with the school the the Reina Sofia museum.
(Sorry for being really cheesy, it's hard to be witty in blogs)
I had 17 extra hangers after using all the ones I needed for my clothes...
The view from my balcony on Los Caños del Peral
The Fuente de Neptuno which is very close to my school
The Palacio Velazques which is supposed to have an art exhibit in it, but was inexplicably closed
A large lake in an even larger park (El Buen Retiro) inside the even larger city