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Getting Ready for Spain!

I swear, Google Maps is the greatest invention EVAR for travelers like me. I now have a folder with walking routes plotted for the train station to hostel, hostel to each museum I need to get to, and I have plotted the location of the nearest Mercadona. Mmm Mercadona. Home of cheap groceries and tasty cheese.

I have very little spending money for this trip (actually, I haven't heard back from Compass at all and my Euros were supposed to be here Wednesday/Thursday at the latest, so I may have NO spending money), so I will be living off of tuna sandwiches, nutella, and 99 cent boxed Don Simon sangria. Actually, even if I had the money, I probably wouldn't eat out much. In my experience being a lone diner in Spain makes you a nuisance that all the waiter's resent, and frankly, when I am alone in a different country, I don't like to go out of my way to pay to have people be mean to me. And waiters in Spain can be very, very mean.

I have bought plane tickets and train tickets. Maps and lists and tried on interview clothes, and am preparing to pack. Basically I'm prepared for everything except what I'm actually going to say in my meetings (which aren't exactly set yet...I'm still waiting for confirmation of date and time). There's a lot that can go wrong on this trip, and there's a lot that could just...not happen, which would make it a considerable waste of money and leave me at a loss for how to proceed in this grad student business. I guess if it's a bust and nothing happens I will just try again in June. If it is a fiasco and these 2 to 3 museums hate me, I will try with different museums in June.

And that's that.

I am very nervous.

But I have super cute boots. I hope that helps.


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Jan. 3rd, 2010 03:31 am (UTC)
Taaaake me with you!

Jan. 3rd, 2010 12:44 pm (UTC)
Super cute boots make everything better. :)
Jan. 3rd, 2010 07:15 pm (UTC)
Super cute boots also double as bitch boots when you need to rage at mean waiters.

Good luck! Have a safe and delicious trip.
Apr. 13th, 2010 05:10 am (UTC)
It will be great to watch Train, i have bought tickets from http://ticketfront.com/event/Train-tickets looking forward to it.

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