Hotel las Anclas

C/San Jose, 11, El Astillero, Cantabria, 39610, Spain and Canary Islands | Hotel
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My first exchange with native speakers (Emily)

A travel blog entry by em_and_ash9394

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... having so much fun!

We were talking to four other people - two from Extremadura (in Spain), one from the Balearic Islands (in Spain), and another from Ecuador. They are all students here trying to practice their English. So, we spoke to them in Spanish and they spoke to us in English. It was very interesting and we were able to help each other learn so much.

After dinner, we all went back to the common room in the dorm and continued to talk until almost ...

First excursion with UIMP (Emily)

A travel blog entry by em_and_ash9394

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... stopped taking excursions into the actual cave so as to protect it), we did get to go into a replica cave. It was so interesting to learn about the cave paintings because they offer valuable insight to the beginning of humanity.

After the museum, we drove to Santillana to see the roman church located there. It was absolutely incredible to see this church because I have studied the different types of architecture in my culture of Spain ...

Excursion #1! (Ashley)

A travel blog entry by em_and_ash9394

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... to turn around. I am so thankful I didn't!! We were walking through the countryside, when out of NOWHERE comes something out of a dream. This glorious, green, whimsical building stands before me, and I know it is Gaudí the second I laid eyes on it. There, I was in love. It was such a wonderful surprise! One of my greatest dreams was to see a piece of work from Gaudí, and when I found out we weren't going ...

Exploring downtown Santander (Emily)

A travel blog entry by em_and_ash9394

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... 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 :)

Hasta ...

Free Day in Santander! (Ashley)

A travel blog entry by em_and_ash9394

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... 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,
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Location

This hotel, located on C/San Jose, 11, El Astillero, is near Playa de Matalenas, Banco de Espana, Parque de La Marga, and Parque del Doctor Morales.
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