Travel Blogs from Noja
... hang out with native Spanish speakers instead of with the Americans (who only want to speak English most of the time). My goal is to be able to speak Spanish dramatically better by the time I leave, and I believe this is the way to achieve that goal. Speaking Spanish inside the classroom but English in my free time will get me no where. This is exactly what our teacher, Lourdes, has told us since day 1 and I am so glad I finally took her advice.
... 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,
... Julius came home.
We all sat around and chatted for a while and watched the rest of the game. Unfortunately Colombia lost, but they played well. It's just after midnight now and I'm getting ready for bed, while the other three are downstairs having dinner. This Spanish schedule will always confuse me. I'm leaving here at 10am tomorrow so I probably won't see my hosts again, but they were really nice. I would definitely do Airbnb ...
... misconceptions about the US with us - for example, they thought all we do in the US is sit on our front porch and shoot anyone who steps on our lawn. We had a laugh and explained that it was simply a stereotype. Anyways, it's been fascinating not only getting to know Spanish culture, but also the cultures of other countries around here.
Nos vemos :)