Tag: CityLife Madrid

Portugal: Lisbon and Porto

Hi everyone, I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving break! I personally had the worst Thanksgiving Day ever. I had class, which felt strange to me. It was the first time I’ve ever had class on Thanksgiving, but that wasn’t even the worst part. I did what I had to do. What made it so ...

Morocco: Tangier and Chefchaouen (The Blue City)

Hi everyone, I had such an amazing weekend. I went on a trip with CityLife to Morocco! I had my doubts and was skeptical at first, but it turn out to be an unforgettable experience. The worst part about the entire trip was the bus ride to the Tarifa, the southern tip of Spain, to ...

Raíces: País Vasco & France

Qué tal amigos, I had a very eventful weekend this past weekend. I went on a trip to the north of Spain, an autonomous region known as País Vasco, or Basque Country in English. Besides the terribly long ride back to Madrid (it is six hours away), the trip was awesome! I went with CityLife again ...

Raíces: Toledo

Hola amigos, This past Saturday, I took a day trip with City Life to Toledo. It was a nice trip to such a symbolic city. Toledo is an hour’s drive from Madrid. It was founded over 3000 years ago and was even the capital of Spain for several decades. It is a city filled with ...

Raíces: Barcelona & El Pilar Festival

Qué tal amigos, I had a nice time at Barcelona this past weekend! The road trip itself was very long. Due to laws in Spain that prohibit a bus driver from driving for more than four hours, we had to make three stops each way, so the trip took eight hours on the road to get ...

Raíces: Aranjuez & Chinchón

Hola amigos, I had such a nice time at Aranjuez and Chinchón! Aranjuez used to be the town where the royal family would vacation for Spring and Summer in the 16th and 17th centuries. The royal palace there is a historic site. It is used today as a museum for tourism. The palace is surrounded ...

Raíces: Weekend Trip to Valencia

Qué tal amigos, I had a great weekend at Valencia this past weekend! Like I mentioned in my last post, the trip was coordinated through City Life Madrid, which is an organization for students in and around Madrid, especially international students, and includes trips, events and activities that come at a relatively low cost. The ...