Monday, March 26, 2012

MM (#20?)

Woooooo Hooooo!

This week, I'm switching out "Mindful Monday" for "MILAN+MADRID"! I fly out in a little over 12 hours, so I think it's safe to say that this trip is pretttty much all that's on my mind. Oh, and the fact that I forgot to bu a pocket Spanish dictionary...arghh. [Remember when I was so determined to use this semester as a time to learn about simplicity and spontaneity?? Yeah...I don't recommend you take that path when it comes to taking a 6-week trip to Europe. Sometimes planning things out is smart. Woops!]

For those of you that don't already know, I'm heading to Europe tomorrow because...
...well, I'll never really have time like this–ever again, quite frankly. (The whole grad-school-for-a-year + med school + residency + being-a-doctor + eventually starting a family and all that good stuff = not a whole lot of travel time, unfortunately...).

Here's my brief plan. [Better than nothing, right?]
Step 1.) Fly to New York, short layover.
Step 2.) Fly over the Atlantic overnight, try to learn Spanish and Italian, whilst mapping out my touring-around-Madrid-solo plan, since my friend/host will have school&work all week... [please refer back to my note on planning, above]
Step 3.) Land in Milan, wait 4hrs to fly to Madrid.
Step 4.) Arrive in Madrid, have a marvelous time for a week.
Step 5.) Head back to Milan.
new BFF
my soon-to-be BFF

I don't know what my internet (or living, or eating, or...anything) schedule is going to be like, but I'll do my best to send updates this way whenever possible.

¡Adiós Amigos!


  1. didn't Lacy get you a Rick Steves spanish phrases book? or was it a Madrid guide?

  2. Of course, I recommend David Copperfield:) Buon Voyage.