Hotel Palacio De La Llorea
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It's the first day of the Easter holidays and I can't believe it's that time of year already! It was January a moment ago and the long winter months seemed to be stretching out endlessly before me. The Easter holidays were a faint glimmer on an otherwise gloomy horizon. But now I'm starting to get that twisted feeling in my stomach signalling that I don't have much time left here and that I don't want to leave. Can I stay here ...
... and wandering around the Old Town where the city's youths had gone to congregate. It was still quite early (by early I mean around 11pm) so the streets were filled with teenagers of about 16 carrying litre bottles full of alcohol. It made me feel old!
We parted ways and I was back in my flat at about 1am, which is pretty decent for a night out in Spain. I had a cup of tea and read a bit of the Chamber of Secrets which, by the way, is just as awesome ...
We went out for lunch later in the week with a visiting flute professor from Holland. I had sat in on part of one of his lessons and, as someone who used to play the flute, I was very impressed. Lunch in Spain is the biggest meal of the day. To start I had a salmon salad, next I had pork chops with thin chips and then arroz con leche (cold rice pudding) to finish. It was amazing but I was so full afterwards! I normally just have a sandwich ...
... chandeliers everywhere and huge mirrors on cream walls. The theatre itself is quite small and has plush red seats. We were sat up high at the back and the actors on stage looked quite small down below. The young boy sitting directly in front of me kept leaning forward and blocking my view which was frustrating. The things short people go through, eh... Mum doesn't believe me but I'm fairly sure that I've never seen The Sound of Music all the way through before. People tend ...
... and universities all over Europe, from Amsterdam to Prague and Reykjavik to Rome. I'm going to be able to put my French to use as well when contacting French or Swiss institutions. I've offered to do French classes as well as English for the students who decide to go to France or Switzerland. Covadonga thinks it's a brilliant idea and will be a great help. It'll be a great for me too as my French is horrendous at the moment. The ...
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