Travel Blogs from Villaescusa
Sorry I have failed to write in our blog for the past couple of days - I have been so busy with schoolwork!
Anyways, I wanted to write today about my first exchange (or "intercambio" as they call it) with native Spanish speakers. Last night, one of my American friends suggested that we eat dinner with some of the spaniards who just arrived at UIMP on Monday. So, we did, and although it is awkward to put yourself out there and talk to new people, we ...
... very excited that we were able to see a work of his! The building of his that we saw was the Capricho - decorated with tiles that have sunflower designs and music notes on them. It's a unique place, for sure! Gaudí was highly influenced by nature, so his architecture is one of a kind.
We had a great time on our first excursion! We will be going on these trips every weekend to see what is around our school.
Until next time,
... rain of my life for a walking tour. That was so bad! I bought an umbrella for 7.50€ and the freezing wind broke it before I could even use it! Once we reached the church I was happy though! We went to the Colegiata de Santillana del Mar and saw some great architecture. It was amazing to see a building that old (12th century)!
Later, we headed to San Vicente de la Barquera for lunch. Finally, a ...
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 ...
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 ...
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility