Hotel Altarino

Playa de Canelinas, Portonovo, Galicia, 36970, Spain and Canary Islands | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Portonovo

Week3---WEEKEND---week4

A travel blog entry by btfreder

... village with an ice cream shop, cheese store and park to chill in. We had an awesome time, and I took way more pictures than I needed to. Although the views from the mountain were breathtaking and the village was sick, I think the highlight of the day was lunch. The coordinators anticipated more of us coming on the hike (there are about 40 in our group now, and only about 14 people showed up), so they ordered more food than necessary. We started with a lot of bread, then ...

Week 4

A travel blog entry by btfreder

... grammatical structures. He loves to talk about politics, healthcare systems, hospital relations, useful Spanish/English words, and just about anything else that can possibly come up in conversation. He treats his patients and fellow coworkers like family, which I have never seen in the US. It's been such a humbling experience to see him work with his patients, and I've really learned a lot from him--not only about internal medicine and patient care, but also ...

Today I don't feel like doing anything...

A travel blog entry by btfreder

... after the forty-five minute mark, since no one was coming and the doctors had to get ready for their class.

After teaching, I realized something that I've been struggling with this entire trip: I am completely and utterly exhausted. Working more than eight hours everyday in a hospital using a language that I am still in the process of learning takes a huge toll on my cognitive power, and with the out of town events and group dinners that we go on (during which ...

La medicina intensiva y Base5 Problems

A travel blog entry by btfreder

... since she went out with some of the students on Friday night. People were worried that she had been taken or something, but it turned out that she was just sick and overslept that day. Virginia and I tried to explain to her why she should keep her AP cell phone with her at all times, and communicate regularly with the coordinators so we know where everyone is, but she clearly didn't get what we were trying to say and she became very defensive, so I just left the conversation ...

Sleeping in and Santa Cruz

A travel blog entry by btfreder

... than any other. After we ate, we ran over to the Museo de la naturaleza y el hombre (museum of nature and mankind), which was an interesting trip in itself. Among other things, we learned about the geological history of the Canary Islands, the settlement of aborigines in each one, the culture and health of the people who lived there, and mummification! We even got to see a real mummified fetus, which both creeped me out and fascinated me.

By the time we left ...

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This hotel is located on Playa de Canelinas, Portonovo.
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