Hotel Helmantico Salamanca
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... roommate named Cresonia and she's so bubbly and cute! Also, there are 2 little boys here from Italy that are adorable and remind me of Gage/Tristen (my brothers). They leave tomorrow though, and I'm very sad:(
Yesterday I did an intercambio (which is a program that allows the locals to meet the students from ISA and to practice their English while we practice our Spanish).
My friends Laura, Chelsea, and I met this man ...
... parents and I had our first drink together! My mom and I had some Spanish wine. My parents aren't very accustomed to the late night Spanish partying so we weren't out very late.
The next morning my parents and I went to a café to eat with my host mom, Luz. Before we left I told Luz that she better be ready to speak English and she said, "No, no! Solo espańol!" But she did speak decent English at the café. I've never heard her speak that ...
... teeth were shown!) But I had fun taking rather less academic photos with the mirrors.
Here, the church part had the largest and most hideous altars I have ever seen.
Floor to ceiling gold twiddles ... twisted vines and naked cherubs; you name it, it was there in all its awful glory.
St Stephen, by any other name, was the first Christian martyr. I think he was stoned for his efforts and would I am sure not delight in all ...
... shot - again, not sure what it was, but it was served in a cone that sat inside the shot glass and topped with whipped cream. You are not supposed to take the shot using your hands, so you have to set the glass on the counter and pick it up with your mouth...and it really did taste like an ice cream sundae!
I had a really great time in Salamanca, and I am so glad for Elisa and the Italian crew for hosting me and being so welcoming...and very happy to have Omkar to travel with!
... to attempt to break up some congestion AND to take advantage of some perfect body-surfing waves. I was having so much fun doing this that I somehow lost track of my sunglasses in the ocean. Mala suerte was following me everywhere went that weekend. Sunday, we stopped by the beautiful towns if Santillano del Mar and Comillas. Although it was raining (typical of the north of Spain) these towns were a real highlight. I got a sweet ...