I'm sorry, but this "Writing Blog" is now a "Writing/Travel Blog." Theoretically I could have a separate blog for my travels in Sevilla and beyond, but considering I barely update this one, I figured it's better this way.
After over 24 hours of travel (I lost count of the actual number. It's something like 32) I am finally in Sevilla, Spain. Arrived last night :)
So, what was travel like? Well, I started in Philadelphia and flew to New York. Yup, a 25 minute flight. (But for some reason, it saved me $1500, so I guess I can't complain). Then I sat in JFK for five hours and took off at 7:50. Flying, flying, flying, until we landed in Madrid at 8:10 local time (2:10 in the States). Great! I had four hours before my next flight. Plenty of time to get my luggage, shuttle on over to another terminal, check in and recheck the luggage, and find my gate. I also managed to meet up with some friends.
But alas, I knew everything was going too smoothly. For some reason, I was given a "Standby" boarding pass. And just my luck, there was no room on the plane.
As Customer Service quickly figured out, I was supposed to be on that plane. They put me on the next flight and gave me 250 euros. Woot! I had to wait in Madrid for 6 more hours, but while waiting, I made met some students who, turns out, are in my study abroad program. Hooray new friends!
That's all for now. I'll update more once I have photos!