Goodbye Madrid, Hello Salamanca!

Great memories in Madrid but ready for Salamanca

On Saturday the Super Seven took a guided tour of the Royal Palace, explored the Real Madrid soccer stadium and rowed boats on the lake in Buen Retiro Park. During their free time they got fresh juice at the San Miguel market place and then went out to lunch. They elected to have an authentic lunch outside on the patio and they indulged in a typical Spanish dish, Paella. This group always elects to take the more authentic route and I couldn’t be more proud of them for doing so (especially given that McDonald’s is right across the street from our hotel).

Meeting our homestay families in Salamanca

On Sunday we said goodbye to Madrid and headed via train to Salamanca. Upon arrival in Salamanca the host families were anxiously awaiting them with open arms, big smiles and the typical greeting, dos besos. One Madre even had a full head of purple hair to accompany her big smile (the students gave her bonus points for her wild hair and bright pink lipstick). After meeting their new families they went home to get settled, have dinner, and rest before beginning their language classes at Mester this week.

– Kelli McGiven, US Leader

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