Monday, November 14, 2011

Taking it all in

As many of you may know, I am currently in Madrid, Spain, attending the iCERi (International Conference for Education, Research and Innovation) 2011 conference with my mentor and internship professor Ms. Gina Jones.  We have arrived safe and sound in Spain and are enjoying the culture and taking it all in.  The usual work day begins at 10AM and lunch begins around 2PM.  We tried to walk to a local restaurant last night at 6PM only to find that many of the restaurants here in Madrid do not open for dinner until 8 or 9PM.  Europeans take time and enjoy their food, sometimes allotting 2-3 hours to eat dinner.  There is always laughter and plenty of spirits.