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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 ...
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 ...
... 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 ...
... very interesting to watch. Everyone was wearing red scarves around their necks for whatever it was that they were celebrating.
After leaving downtown, we decided to spend the rest of the afternoon at the beach. Tomorrow we are going to the west coast for the day, so stay posted for more exciting details about our trip :)
... 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,