Hello! And welcome to my blog. I am Amanda Magallon and I am studying abroad in Barcelona, Spain for 4 months with 18 other students from my college! I hope many of you are going to be reading all about my adventures in Barcelona. I have a few rules with this blog
1) I will not use profannity and I hope that there wont be comments with that.
2) I am going to as real as possible, there are going to be days where this is so great and there are going to be days where why am I doing this and when can I go home and is this almost done, but I am going to be as real as possible but also positive.
3) I am going to try to be grammatically correct but if a few shorthand and Spanish words get mixed in I am very sorry.
4) I will also update this every week
I am also a nursing major and this is the first time doing this for a whole semester so me and the 4 other nursing majors with me are kinda the guinea pigs, or like people like to say "pioneers" guinea pigs none the less so that will be very interesting. Especially watching the screen from Illinois Wesleyan University(where I go to school).
So my adventures begin and O'Hare airport in Chicago where I boarded my first plane on Lufathansa at 9:20pm CST, take off was pretty nerve racking I am not going to lie but it honestly was not that bad and the views were awesome. It was a 7 hour flight to Munich, Germany and there was turbulence which woke me up and was pretty scary but nothing happened which was good and the landing was scarier than takeoff if I am being real. It was a 3 hour layover in Munich. Then we boarded to Barcelona. 2 hours later I was getting my luggage which was thankfully all there. Was taken to my house meet my senora and she is not only hosting me and another student from IWU but one student from Brazil, Germany, and Peoria, Ill.. She cooked dinner which was not scary! It was soup, eggs, salad and pudding. Then I unpacked and proceeded to take thee shortest and coldest shower of my life becasue I couldn't figure out the dial but it is now figured out, hot is to the left!
My first full day in Barcelona was today! We sat in an information meeting with our study abroad director and learned things about Spain. Then IWU was released upon the city of Barcelona with a map, a camera and a scavenger hunt of places in Barcelona. We had 4 hours to do take Barcelona's public transport system to all of these locations. The group I was in did pretty well in the begining and we were so tired and hungry half way through we kinda ran around on the public transport system. I was worried that I wouldn't sleep very well tonight becasue I slept so well last night but I am so tired I am going to sleep like a baby.