Living in Madrid, Spain
January - May, 2004
During his semester abroad, Mike lived and studied in Madrid.
The Metro was the standard means of transportation for getting around Madrid
and the outlying areas.
Retiro Park was a favorite place to meet after classes.
Friends would gather at the outdoor cafe-bars throughout the park
to relax over a Cervesa (Spanish beer).
In the evenings, friends get together at the tapas bars and share
plates of tapas (rations) as is the custom to graze on appetizers
over beer and sangria for the evening meal.