I Went to Madrid and All I Got Was a Huge Reduction in Crime Rates

During orientation for my semester abroad, we were told that the biggest danger to us here in Madrid is pick pocketing. During orientation for my first semester at Hamilton, we were told that one of the biggest dangers to us was sexual assault. Honestly, I’ve felt physically safer here, in a foreign city speaking my…

¬°Estoy en Madrid!

Yes, I made it. I figured out the airport,1 the metro,2 and the door to my host mother’s apartment, and settled down in Madrid with all of my luggage and most of my wits about me. I’ve been here just over 24 hours3 (I think–who knows what happened when I crossed all those time zones)…