Mougins School

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Madrid Trip 2016

On Wednesday the 23rd of November we arrived in Madrid. We were a group of eight Spanish students and our teacher, Carmen. In the evening, we met the families that would host us during this trip. My friend and I were delighted to be allocated to a very friendly mom and her daughter. The two lived in an apartment only a few minutes away from the city center.

The next morning, the students from Mougins School reunited in the Estudio Sampere Spanish school. There we participated in a three hour Spanish class. Afterwards, we picnicked in the beautiful El Retiro park. In the afternoon we visited the Museo Reina Sofía. It was very impressive to see Picasso’s masterpiece, the “Guernica“.

The next day, we took part in our second Spanish class. After exploring the city center and eating some delicious churros with hot chocolate, we were guided through the Museo del Prado. The highlight of the evening was to see the huge golden Christmas tree and the colorful lights that illuminated the city’s main square.

We spent our final day in Spain in the ancient city of Toledo, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With a guide we walked through the medieval streets of the city and visited its most important historical monuments. That evening, our host family even organized a little pizza/goodbye party for us. I was quite sad when we had to leave our new Spanish friends the next day.

We all had an amazing time in Spain. It was great that we were able to practice our Spanish with native speakers. Living with extremely hospitable and kind local families was my favorite part of the trip. ¡Hasta pronto Madrid!