I took the subway and bus out to the Universidad Francisco de Vitoria in Pozuelo de Alarcón, Madrid.  As you can see, it was a mild, beautiful, sunny January day.

Universidad (1/24)

Today was not so dramatic.  I went grocery shopping, did laundry (and hung it outside my window on the installed expanding rods), washed the floors, and made some rice and sauteed some chicken for dinner.

I had received a facebook message from a friend from here inMadrid that the Plaza I could not identify on my first day is the Plaza de la Villa, with a tower from the 1400s and a city hall from the 1600s.  The wikipedia entry about it is here.

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And then I came back to watch the live feed of President Trump’s inauguration.  Carnage is not the the word that I would use to describe contemporary America and being first is not a goal I would propose.

Day 4

On my second day, I Walked through some of a huge park to the Murillo Cafe and then to the Prado Museum.

Day 3


My first day after arriving in Madrid was mostly for errands; signing our apartment contract, getting a SIM card, learning the subway system a bit, etc. But still, there was enough time to take a quick walk through a bit of Madrid, using just my IPhone to snap a few pictures.

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