Travel Blogs from Santander
... a beautiful park and lots of playgrounds for children. We had forgotten how delightful it was to watch the evening promenade in a Spanish city - all generations out, in their best clothes, walking grandma or grandpa, showing off the beautifully dressed children, chatting, sitting, stopping for drink or coffee. In your tourist attire you feel positively shabby! Here lots of the shops still close between about 2 and 4 or 5 and then stay open until after 8 or ...
... bus route was just brilliant - it took you through gorges, past sheer cliff faces, alongside mountains and farms etc etc.
We got to Fuente Te and took the cable car into the clouds. Shame we were unable to see the last 150 m but nevertheless it was excellent.
When we got back to San Vicente we enjoyed some local delicacies. A most enjoyable day.
... doing homework and going to bed. Now what am I to do??
Not only am I going to miss Santander, I am going to miss the people. We got to know Dutch, Spanish, and British people really well, and it finally hit me that it is going to be hard to see them go!
Looking ahead to this weekend, I really need some rest! There will be a LOT of touring for the next few days, and before I know it, we will all be heading home!
... the end they decided to leave the buoy and move to the marina. Much to their disappointment (and our sympathies) the marina dried out in LW so we are unsure of what ended up happening to them but we seem to think that they possibly had an unexpected night passage.
In the morning, after a fairly restless night listening to and experiencing the wash from fishing boats leaving and reentering the harbour, we took the dinghy and went ashore and provisioned.
As part of the studying abroad "experience", we had to take our Spanish final today. I was so nervous! The exam consisted of a reading section (where we read 4 articles and answered multiple choice questions on them), a listening section (where the proctor played two dialogues twice and we had to answer questions on them), a writing section, a grammar section, and (worst of all) the oral section. Everything surprisingly ...