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... hang out with native Spanish speakers instead of with the Americans (who only want to speak English most of the time). My goal is to be able to speak Spanish dramatically better by the time I leave, and I believe this is the way to achieve that goal. Speaking Spanish inside the classroom but English in my free time will get me no where. This is exactly what our teacher, Lourdes, has told us since day 1 and I am so glad I finally took her advice.
Next, after lunch we drove to our last destination - Comillas. This part of our trip was definitely the coolest part. We got to see an old palace called la Castilla de sobrellano, which was a neogothical styled home with hints of modernism in the decor. After this, we got to see the coolest part of all - a work of Antoni Gaudí! This architect is famous in Barcelona (and unfortunately we won't have time on our trip to go there), so ...
... where 99% of this work is), I was crushed. Fortunately, Comillas is one of two places with a work from Gaudí outside of Barcelona. I could not believe it! I had almost never been so excited! If there is one thing I wanted pictures of today, it was that. I must have taken over 50 pictures of it!
Finally, it was time to head home. I am exhausted. Hooray for school tomorrow!
Besos y abrazos,
... candy store with Kindereggs and Chupa Chups (our favorite Spanish candies). We then sat by the harbor for a while and watched all the sailboats in the bay. It was nice to finally explore the town we will be staying in for the next three weeks- and it's such a beautiful quaint little European town. There was even a festival going on downtown today ...
... D! We met up with Rusty (one of our other very good friends here!) and went to the beach. Yesterday, I found this amazing part of the beach with mossy boulders and rocks filtering and trapping the water, making it more blue and warm! I had to go back today!
Unfortunately, it got too cloudy. The sky looked ominous so we headed back to the dorm. I am still so happy with the time we spent there.
Today couldn't have been any better!
Until next time,