It just became so cold where I live. We haven't got much snow but it still does make for the 30 degree any better. I really would prefer to live somewhere with a milder winter. I dislike having to wear my puffy jacket but it keep me super warm.
Today, I had study aboard orientation. They talk about what to bring and what not to bring, ie: Hairdryer, expensive jewelry, or an overpacked suitcase. I'm not leaving for another month but I'm such an strong-head Virgo, I need to start packing right away. Of course, my super heavy winter coat with not fit without taking at least 20% of my suitcase. I need help on how I could fit my belonging into one suitcase, although I might bring two, and one carry-on.
If you haven't read this check list from One Bag, It gave me an idea on much I should pack. So, if you live in Europe. Would I need a heavy coat or can I get by with just a few sweaters and a peacoat?
Also, I will be staying in Madrid with a family but I have plans to travel on the weekend, typically to cities in Spain and during breaks to farther cities.
Also I found one decent tourist book about Spanish customs and little info on hotels and food. I need more information, so please help me if you know any other books I should pick up.
ps. Thank you to everyone whom has commented on this post and the one before. I'm so thrilled to share this experience on this type of network. Best wishes to all and I hope you are having a great weekend.