Saturday, June 5, 2010

Oh Spain

Holy heavens, this has been another amazing week! And I can't believe that I only have 3 left. It has gone by so fast. Even though we have class every day and I try my hardest to learn the language, it still feels like a vacation. But also a dream. It's incredible here and I'm learning so much about myself. I already treasure the memories and friendships I've made thus far. I just hope the next 3 weeks can be as fantastic as the last two have been! There is so much to do in Oviedo. On Thursday we went running in a beautiful park at 7 am. Bright and early. But it was worth it. After class that same day we went to an aquarium in Gijón. I felt like a little kid! I ran around to every tank taking pictures of all the different fish. I'm just excited because I have a picture folder just of fish on my computer and every time my niece Rachel sees my computer she says "fishies!" So we go through and count them and say what color they are. Well, she's going to have fish overload now! It'll take us weeks to get through them all. :) On Friday after class a few of us went to Pizzbit for lunch. It's this cute little place across the street from campus. It's like 5 euros for a personal pizza, (which is ginormous) a drink, and helado (ice cream)! Pretty dang good deal. This is where I took the picture of the inappropriate bathroom stall, which can be seen in the aquarium slide show. After Pizzbit we went to a beach in Gijón. It was beautiful and the water was so nice. It was nice to just relax on the beach after a long day of classes. (When I say a long day I exaggerate a bit. We only have class for 4 hours a day) I'm still getting used to all the nudity on the beach. And men wearing thong speedos. Old men. GROSS. After the beach we returned home to eat dinner with our families and then met back up for chocolate con churros. I can't get enough of them! They call it "hot chocolate" and I guess if you take that literally, they're right. But it's definitely far from traditional U.S. hot chocolate. I love it here. I decided that I just want to live on vacation. :)


HitchHikers Handbook said...

Hey, We have been checking out your blog and we must say that we are really impressed. It's really great.

We have particularly been following your posts about Oviedo as we visited there too. We have even written a guide, which you can check out here: We would live your feedback and any tips, information, advice that you might have would be warmly appreciated.

Keep up the good work!
Ania & Jon