Gran Hotel Victoria

C/ Maria Luisa Pelayo 38, Santander, Cantabria, 39005, Spain and Canary Islands | 4 star hotel
Prices starting from $89.00
 

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My first exchange with native speakers (Emily)

A travel blog entry by em_and_ash9394

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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.

Anyways, Ciao!

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First excursion with UIMP (Emily)

A travel blog entry by em_and_ash9394

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Hello everyone!

We had a very busy day today on our first excursion with our school, UIMP. The day started out with us leaving on a tour bus around 9:30 am and driving approximately 40 minutes to the Museum of Altamira. For those of you who don't know what the Altamira is, it's a cave that has prehistoric paintings of various images (mostly animals) on the walls and ceilings. Although we did not get to see the actual cave paintings (as ...

Excursion #1! (Ashley)

A travel blog entry by em_and_ash9394

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... a hamburger! Unfortunately, I was fooled again, as it was LITERALLY a HAM-burger. It was grilled pork on what would seem to be a ham burger. I am very tired of ham, and that made me sad to be cheated into eating it one last time.

Once our tummies were full, we headed to a small town, called Comillas. There, we saw a wonderful palace and cathedral. As we were waking, I was getting tired. Part of ...

Exploring downtown Santander (Emily)

A travel blog entry by em_and_ash9394

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Buen día todos!

Today I finally figured where where all the action is in Santander! Our school is on the outskirts of town, but apparently downtown is a short walk and there is so much to see there! We ate tortillas (which in Spain are actually omlettes, not tortilla bread) at a small local restaurant. Afterwards, we explored downtown and ...

Free Day in Santander! (Ashley)

A travel blog entry by em_and_ash9394

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Happy Saturday!

After a very long week, today was more than a treat for everyone. Emily, Ana, and I got ready around 2 and headed to the city for the first time! I thought that our campus was the town, which is very small. I couldn't have been more wrong! Santander is huge! We got lunch (and finally ate a vegetable, not bread or ham) at this lovely restaurant. There, I had a salad garnished with tuna and an authentic Spanish tortilla on the side! A Spanish tortilla is ...

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This 4 star hotel, located on C/ Maria Luisa Pelayo 38, Santander, is near Parque de la Naturaleza de Cabarceno, Palacio Real de La Magdalena, Playa Primera de El Sardinero, and Playa de El Puntal.
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