Around the City!
Last week I started school at Saint Louis University Madrid. Caroline and I have about a 35 minute walk to school, which isn’t as bad as it sounds! Especially with company! Caroline has class two hours later than me but always walks early with me. Isn’t she the best?! The school is great but it’s so tiny! Coming from a school with a five-story library to now a school with a two-room library with limited wifi, things will take some getting used to. The school has some lovely patios that are perfect when the sun is shinning. (Which is pretty much everyday!) I have the majority of my nursing classes in one room and my labs take place in another. I have to wear my lab coat and sometimes my scrubs. Pretty official eh? Towards the middle of the semester we are going to start clinicals in the hospitals here. This is what I’m most nervous about. We have to go in on our own where no one knows English!! Scary!!
This past weekend was filled with so much fun. It starts with Caroline and my friend from SLU coming to visit us! He is working in a hospital in London and decided to come down for the weekend. We showed him to Madrid’s hotspots! We included some of the best sight seeing with stops in some of our favorite newfound bars along the way. On Saturday we spent the day exploring Retiro park. It’s a huge park surrounded by city. And I mean huge! There’s countless gardens and beautiful architecture!