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Right now I'm off to spend fall 2011 in Amman, Jordan, and then spring 2012 in Madrid, Spain, far away from picturesque Georgetown University on the hilltop and even farther from my hometown in sunny southern California to spend my junior year abroad! I'll be sharing photos (tons, since I'm lugging three cameras over there), tales (hopefully I'll end up with some funny/fun ones), and cultural observations (we all want to know if burkinis really do exist!) from my adventures to come.

springtime in Salamanca, Spain

— 2 years ago with 7 notes

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Madrid is a strange place anyway. I do not believe anyone likes it much when he first goes there. It has none of the look that you expect of Spain… Yet when you get to know it, it is the most Spanish of all cities, the best to live in, the finest people, and month in and month out the finest climate. While other big cities are all very representative of the province they are in, they are either Andalucian, Catalan, Basque, Aragonese, or otherwise provincial. It is in Madrid only that you get the essence… It makes you feel very badly, all question of immortality aside, to know that you will have to die and never see it again.

- Ernest Hemingway

Madrid is a strange place anyway. I do not believe anyone likes it much when he first goes there. It has none of the look that you expect of Spain… Yet when you get to know it, it is the most Spanish of all cities, the best to live in, the finest people, and month in and month out the finest climate. While other big cities are all very representative of the province they are in, they are either Andalucian, Catalan, Basque, Aragonese, or otherwise provincial. It is in Madrid only that you get the essence… It makes you feel very badly, all question of immortality aside, to know that you will have to die and never see it again.

- Ernest Hemingway

— 2 years ago with 7 notes

#Madrid  #Spain  #españa  #quote  #hemingway  #ernest hemingway  #travel  #Travel Photography