In the airport

Hi folks. I’m in the airport right now — I had hoped there would be room on an earlier flight to Philadelphia but there wasn’t, so I’m here for another few hours before my flight takes off (connecting in Philly to Barcelona). They have free internet on the desktop computers in the Admiral’s Club (which isn’t so free) so I’m taking advantage. The bad weather seems to have passed over Philadelphia so I should be fine to make my flight to Spain. Unless a coffee machine breaks, or something. In any case, I am sure it will work out and I’ll make it there when I need to.

I don’t have much to report — I have plenty of room in my luggage to bring back things purchased in Spain, so let me know if you want anything in particular (but no booze). Like I’ve said, I’ll be available by email quite frequently, and if you’d like to actually speak to me, call me on Skype or Google Talk (user names are carrie.andersen and ceanders08, respectively). Keep in mind the time zone difference; I don’t want any 3am phone calls.

Think that’s all for now — I’ll post again soon!


First post

Hi folks! This will be where I write about what goes on during my trip to Spain (June 24 – August 2). I’m obviously not in Spain yet, but once things get under way, expect regular updates about our field trips, classwork, and general shenanigans. I will also try to post my photos, or at least link to them. See you later in June!


Here is a short itinerary about where I’ll be and when I’ll be there. This is from our syllabus, so it doesn’t include travel or field trips that I take on my own, so there will be more visits than this!

June 25: Arrive in Barcelona

June 28: Tour of the gothic quarter of Barcelona

June 30: Day trip to Girona

July 1: Day trip to Montjuic (the old castle, 1911 yarn factory, buildings of the Universal Exhibition of 1929, and the Olympic Ring)

July 6 – 9: Weekend trip to Madrid (monuments, Prado Museum, Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol, Huertas, Botin, Barrio de Salamanca, the Rastro)

July 14: Daytime walk through modernist Barcelona (Park Guel, Palau de la Musica, Hospital de Sant Pau, Sagrada Familia, Casa Batllo, Casa Mila, Casa Amatller, and more)

July 15: Day trip to Sitges and beach

July 20 – 23: Weekend trip to Madrid (more monuments and museums)

July 28: Trip to Fundacion Tapies