Our day started st 9am for bus departure, but the students had one additional opportunity this morning. I told the students that if anyone wanted to experience the Pineda beach at sunrise that I would meet then in the lobby at 7am. Three students showed up, and we walked down to the beautiful, deserted beach and enjoyed a beautiful display of colors for the first hour of our day.
Then off we were to Zaragoza! I personally LOVED Zaragoza. It was a picturesque mid-sized city that any foodie would fall in love with after just a couple days. Our first stop was the cathedral:
After visiting the cathedral and famed holy pillar within where religious pilgrims stop to pray and kiss the pillar, I ser out with four of our students to explore a tapas bar in Zaragoza. It was a cozy, traditional place, where no one spoke English and all four girls had to do their best in Spanish to order. What a cool experience.
The other part of our group opted for a buffet near the cathedral, but we were happy we had explored the city a bit in search of food. All in all, we all had full bellies and happy hearts as we continued on three more hours by bus to Madrid.
Most slept the majority of the way, while others gazed out at the landscape or visited and played around...
The rest of our evening consisted in arriving at Madrid, checking into our really cool “más madrileño” hotel in downtown Madrid, and eating supper at a “Museo del Jamón” or “Ham Museum.”
That’s all for tonight. Tomorrow - we explore this beautiful, bustling city!
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Tracie Kirven, teacher of World Languages in Buffalo, WY