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Travel Blogs from Noja
... 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.
... 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 ...
... from the ones back home. Basically, it is an omelette with potato and onion cooked in. It is great!
After walking around and noting that EVERY store was closed, we checked out a candy shop. While this wouldn't normally be something worth mentioning, I had my first Kinder sorpresa! It's a hollow chocolate egg with a toy inside! Sounds safe for kids right? Anyway, it was excellent!
After scoping out the town, we wanted nothing more but to go to the beach and get ...
... islands. You start by walking by the docks and then you hit a beach, followed by a park, then more beaches, and another park. By the time I walked along the city coastline, and then around the first park, I was pretty tired. I would have stopped here and gone back to the apartment, but Jacquelien sent me a photo that was in a park, and I figured it had to be in the next park along, so I had to go check it out. I'm really glad I did.
... England has been hanging out with us more and more, and learning about even our cultural differences is very interesting. For example, if there is a line at a restaurant, the English will say there is a "queue" instead of there is a wait or a line. They also say "crisps" instead of chips. Also, there were two guys from holland hanging out with us. They shared some ...
- Swimming pool