October 7, 2001
There's a movie theatre there that plays current films. While there, we saw Mission Impossible 2, Stuart Little, and Me, Myself, & Irene. Many places in Europe have reserved seats, this theatre does not. There's a large concession stand with popcorn, candy, and about 10 flavors of ice cream. If you are a student, you are entitled to a discounted admission.
The mall has a McDonald's, so if you are feeling homesick, this is the place to go. (Though you may be suprised to find that shrimp are on the menu and some of the things you might normally order are not). Regardless, you can still get a burger!
There's also a number of cafes and bakeries in the mall.
The kids or your husband can stop at the arcade to play video games too. All are "typical" american games.
Not far from the mall is El Corte Ingles. It's the super department store of Spain. Seven stories high, containing everything from electronics to clothes to jewelry to sports equipment to groceries to toys.
Outside the mall, is a taxi stand so usually a ride back to the city is quite easy to find.
From journal 5 weeks in Santiago de Compostela as a Student