Archive for Andrei Hahn

Springtime in Alcalá

It’s springtime (Spanish: primavera) in Alcalá de Henares and the weather has finally warmed up (in case you didn’t know, Europe basically froze over in February). That means that people are spending a lot more time outside and the town has become a lot more beautiful because there are flowers everywhere. On Calle Mayor these trees have […]

Holy Toledo!

I wanted a cool name for this blog, but I couldn’t think of anything. A friend mentioned that “Holy Toledo!” is a saying so I just decided to use that. OK now on to the actual blog. Sorry that I haven’t posted in several weeks. I don’t really have a good excuse other than I […]

Copa del Rey

Today is the first game of the King’s Cup (La Copa del Rey) and it is between rivals FC Barcelona (Barça) and Real Madrid. This match-up is really interesting for me, because it represents the struggle of the Catalonians (Barcelona is in Catalonia, one of the autonomous regions in Spain) against the Spanish (or Castilians, from who’s […]

El Ensanche

El Ensanche is the name of the barrio where my host family lives. But don’t worry. Here, barrio simply means neighborhood. I’m staying with a family of four. Cruz is la señora and Jesús is her husband who works as a computer programmer. They have a daughter, María, who is studying English philology (that’s what […]

Alcalá de Henares – Patrimonio de la Humanidad

¡Bienvenidos! Welcome to my blog. This semester I am studying in Alcalá de Henares, a city located by Madrid in the Autonomous Community of Madrid in Spain. It is a very old city with a history at least as old as the Romans. Back then, the city was called COMPLVTVM (Complutum) and that name is […]