Orchestra Trip to Spain!

Purdue’s Spring Break is next week, and this year I am going to Spain! The Purdue orchestra made the decision to take this trip last Fall, and I immediately knew that I wanted to go with them (it’s optional since we have to pay for it ourselves). When I was an undergrad, the orchestra had taken a trip to Turkey, and I decided not to go because it was expensive and I thought I could go by myself and have a better time. Looking back, although it was expensive, I wish I would have gone because although you can always travel on your own, you don’t get many chances to perform in a foregin country. That’s part of why I’m so excited for this Spain trip!

I have been to Spain once before–I took 4 years of Spanish in high school, and our Spanish teacher took our class to Spain immediately after graduation. We went to Madrid, Seville, Toledo, Cordova, and Malaga. It was a blast, but it was almost 8 years ago (what!), so I’m definitely ready for a refresher. πŸ™‚ Here are some pictures from my first trip to Spain:

Three of the four students who went to Spain, and our Spanish teacher. Yes my shirt has a monkey on it–it was my favorite shirt! πŸ™‚
The four students in front of…something! I can’t remember what. 😐
Pretty winding street

This trip we are going to Madrid and Barcelona–I’m very excited because I’ve never been to Barcelona and I’ve heard it’s amazing. We have one performance in Madrid at this beautiful church:

Β After three days in Madrid, we head to Barcelona. This city looks amazing! I can’t wait to have picture of my own like this.

Our last performance is here in Barcelona in another church.

Ok enough pictures for now. πŸ™‚ I will definitely create some posts while we are there (free wi-fi at both hotels, woo!), sharing what we are doing and seeing. I am also going to try to get some runs in while I’m there, although that may prove to be difficult–we will see!

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